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  • October 14, 2016

    Directors’ Showcase: New Board Member – Krenice Roseman

    Earlier this year, the Moran Center welcomed Krenice Roseman to our Board of Directors. We are so excited to have her join our team. Ms. Roseman is an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Bureau of the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. She previously worked as a Litigation Associate at Kirkland & …

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  • September 20, 2016

    Rep. John Lewis Speaks at E.T.H.S. — Aug. 29, 2016

    The excitement of the new school year was elevated to a feverish pitch when Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) visited Evanston Township High School on Aug. 29th. Rep. Lewis discussed his graphic novel series “March,” along with his co-author Andrew Aydin. Rep. Lewis also reflected on his experiences during the civil rights movement and encouraged youth …

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  • July 7, 2016

    Justice Jamboree – July 6, 2016

    More than 100 people joined us at our July Justice Jamboree. It was a special night to honor our donors, partners, and friends who so generously support our clients and invest in our mission. We also honored Kathy Lyons, who served as our Executive Director for the past 4 years, and Victor Grimm, for his …

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  • June 21, 2016

    Announcement from Kathy Lyons, Executive Director

      Dear Moran Center friends, In 2010, I joined the Moran Center to establish our Special Education Legal Advocacy Program.  For the past six years, it has been my privilege to work with a truly remarkable group of Board members, staff, volunteers and community partners to ensure justice and restore hope for children and families in Evanston. As …

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  • March 21, 2016

    Expungement Clinic at EPL

    On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Moran Center hosted an Expungement Clinic at the Evanston Public Library to educate the public on the importance and process of clearing criminal records. Too often, a criminal record, even for a single offense that occurred long ago, can make securing a job or obtaining an occupational or professional …

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  • March 1, 2016

    Patrick Keenan-Devlin hosts talk-back at Northlight Theater’s Butler

    On Wednesday, March 16th, Patrick Keenan-Devlin hosted a talk-back facilitated by Northlight’s Lauren Shouse. Mr. Keenan Devlin discussed the poignancy of Sheppard Mallory’s plea to Major General Butler, “You are my last hope.” The discussion also addressed the modern day relevance of slavery and how the history of slavery in our country still impacts equality …

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  • December 1, 2015

    Moran Center Named One of “4 to Watch” Best Charities List

    The Moran Center is listed as one of Chicago Magazine’s Most Deserving Local Charities in their November, 2015 issue. “They’re still too young or too small for Charity Navigator to rate, but they’ve got passionate founders, inspiring missions, and 501(c)(3) status.”

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  • November 1, 2015

    Moran Center receives Make It Better 2015 Social Justice Philanthropy Award

    The Social Justice Award, sponsored by Ann and Dennis Fitzsimons, recognizes the best project or program achieving community or organizational change that supports disenfranchised, disempowered, less privileged or oppressed groups. The Moran Center is proud to benefit from a year of media sponsorship as a result of this award.

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  • March 23, 2015

    Bryan Stevenson Inspires Crowd at ETHS

    The Moran Center was honored to partner with Family Action Network to bring Bryan Stevenson to ETHS on March 23, 2015 and host two follow-up events to inform community members how to respond to Stevenson’s call to action. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated …

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  • February 5, 2015

    Kathy Lyons Participates in Panel Discussion after White Guy On The Bus

    White Guy on the Bus is a provocative new play making its world premiere at Northlight Theatre, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Northlight Artistic Director BJ Jones: A wealthy white businessman and a struggling black single mom ride the same bus week after week. As they get to know each other, their conversation …

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