Announcing Joey Mogul: one of FDLA’s “20 for 20” honorees!

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 2.32.30 PMJoey Mogul is a strong advocate and activist who has spent close to two decades working with Burge Torture survivors and their family members. Mogul co-founded Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, championing the passage of a Reparations Ordinance for: a formal apology; financial compensation to survivors; a community center on the south side providing mental health services for survivors and family members; free enrollment in City Colleges; a history lesson taught in CPS; public memorials; & $20 million to finance all of this redress.

In 2012, Joey Mogul sued on behalf of a Latina transgender woman who was profiled as a sex worker and treated horrendously by members of the Cicero Police Department. Mogul reached an historic settlement against the Town of Cicero wherein Cicero enacted a policy regarding the proper treatment of transgender people, becoming one of the first municipalities to adopt such a policy. Chicago adopted similar protections soon after.

In addition to being a partner at the People’s Law Office and Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at DePaul University’s College of Law, Mogul is committed to working with and alongside the next generation of police accountability lawyers and activists.

On being named one of FDLAs 20 for 20:  “I am so deeply honored and privileged to receive this recognition from FDLA, an organization that is crucial and does such tremendous work to enforce the constitutional rights of people who are in the most vulnerable and precarious circumstances. ” –Joey Mogul

 

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