San Diego Harper Lecture with Craig Futterman

“They Have All the Power”: Youth-Police Encounters on Chicago’s South Side

Long before Ferguson, the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, collaborating with the Invisible Institute, began the Youth/Police Project in Chicago to improve African American high school students’ experiences with the police. The project focuses on the routine encounters between police and African American youth—interactions that shape how adolescents see police and how police see them.

Craig Futterman, founder of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, will discuss the experiences of the young people most affected by urban police practices, the project’s work in the Laquan McDonald case, and the implications for a national police reform agenda, including policies that might yield more equitable and constructive relationships between African American communities and police.


Event Details

2:00 p.m. Registration and networking
2:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.m. Reception

$20/person for general admission
$10/recent graduates (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2016 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

Self-parking is at discounted at a rate of $10/car; valet is $8/first hour, and $4/each additional hour. Self-parking is automated, and the University will provide tickets for guests to use as they exit. Payment accepted by credit card upon exit or cash at the parking station on the plaza level.
Event Contact
Staff Liaison
Jen Lenard-Benson