Aerial view of Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

Nkechi Taifa to lecture at Carruthers Center

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Human rights attorney and activist Nkechi Taifa will deliver a lecture titled “Marcus Garvey: Pardons and Reparations” on Nov. 10 at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. Taifa also is Advocacy Director for Criminal Justice for the Open Society Foundations and Open Society Policy Center, focusing on issues of sentencing reform, law enforcement reform, re-entry, executive clemency and racial justice.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. in Chicago.

Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Taifa received her Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Howard University.

The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, which this year celebrates 50 years of scholarship and activism, was established by Northeastern Illinois University in 1966 as an outgrowth of its concern for and commitment to Chicago‘s inner city communities.

Since its inception, the Carruthers Center has focused on the analysis of institutions, systems and people with a direct impact on the quality of life in the inner cities of the U.S. and elsewhere in the world by creating programmatic and research initiatives. The Carruthers Center demonstrates the University’s urban tradition of education, research and service.