In celebration of Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Diversity Week 2019, the Chicago-Kent Lambdas & Criminal Law Society proudly present “Queer & Trans Criminal (In)Justice: A Panel on the Intersection of Gender, Sexuality, & Race in the Criminal Justice System.” This panel will discuss the experiences of queer and trans folx, especially QTPOC, and assess the impact of the criminal justice system on these communities. Panelists included: Kara Ingelhart – Lambda Legal, Staff Attorney Rev. Jason Lydon – Black and Pink, Founder & Former National Director Ruby Pinto – Chicago Community Bond Fund, Campaign Coordinator Brian Scanlon – Cook County Public Defender Facilitated by Crystal Huggard, Chicago-Kent JD Candidate, ’21.
The Chicago-Kent Lambdas is dedicated to the promotion of the equality and justice for LGBT people in the community. Our goal is to educate law students and the larger community concerning the legal issues that affect gay, lesbian, and transgendered people.
In addition to sponsoring speakers and social events, we observe National Coming Out Day, and helped to bring the Safe Space program to campus to provide gay, straight, and questioning students a safe space to voice their concerns and to seek help and information. More information about Chicago-Kent’s safe space program is available under GLBT Resources.
The Lambdas host a variety of events throughout the year, both fun and educational. Additionally, the Lambdas provide a network of students, professors, and alumni who share the common cause of supporting equal rights for everyone regardless of sexual orientation. We also provide student mentors – a great resource for 1Ls.