Attorney Stan Willis was an early supporter of FDLA’s Police Custody Hotline. He is an active leader in the areas of police accountability, and civil and human rights. The West Side native has worked tirelessly throughout his career to keep justice accessible for people of limited means and to mentor new leaders.
Willis’ efforts over more than 40 years have changed the way the world views rights violations by the Chicago Police and the role of human rights in domestic struggles for equal justice. Mr. Willis’ trailblazing legal work includes using international human rights standards to frame the misconduct of Commander John Burge as torture.
Willis is also the founder of Black People Against Police Torture and many other human rights initiatives. As a student organizer at the City College, Mr. Willis lead a movement to rename the campus after Malcolm X. He was an early member of the People’s Law Office.
On being named one of FDLA’s 20 for 20: “FDLA is the ‘First’ in the defense of our peoples in poor and marginalized communities. I am proud to be honored by FDLA.” – Stan Willis
Please join FDLA May 15th, 2015, 5:30-8pm at Mayer Brown LLP for “Answering the Call: A Special Event Celebrating 20 Years of 1(800)LAW-REP4″ to celebrate with Stan Willis and other 20 for 20 Honorees!