We lead the fight for economic and racial justice by litigating, shaping policy, and training and connecting people in the advocacy community.
We don’t just fight for communities affected by poverty—we work alongside them, advocating for solutions that are informed by their lived experiences
We convene and connect advocates, community leaders, and activists across the country so they can share ideas, resources, and get the tools they need.
We build the capacity and skills of equal justice lawyers and activists to champion economic and racial justice in their fields.
From litigating and shaping policies in Illinois to training and convening multi-state networks of public interest attorneys, we work with and for the communities we serve to make equal justice and economic opportunity a reality.
New Shriver Center report urges policy changes to increase racial equity and protect low-wage workers.
The Shriver Center is thrilled to announce Chicago native Luvvie Ajayi Jones as the keynote speaker for the Homecoming Gala: Justice Reimagined.
A mission-driven communication leader and storyteller, Raftery brings nearly 25 years’ experience working for government, business, the media, and nonprofits.
Watch a Conversation with Chicago Historian, Shermann “Dilla” Thomas
Time for action to increase racial equity and opportunities for low-wage workers.
Does a Zoom-free evening featuring Luvvie Ajayi Jones and a house party with DJ Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk sound like fun? Buy your tickets now!
I believe we can build a better future. And I know that advocacy can play a key role in removing obstacles to racial and economic justice.
Without history, there is no basis for comprehensive advocacy efforts for racial and economic justice.