Race Treaty: What’s At Stake, The Need for Human Rights as a First Defense

Introducing Race Treaty’s new midwest Host, Vickie Casanova Willis, President-National Conf of Black Lawyers; Human Rights Cities Steering Committee. Her guests today are Eliza Solowiej, Executive Director of First Defense Legal Aid (FDLA) providing free 24/7 legal defense to ensure arrestees’ civil and human rights to counsel are protected in Chicago police custody; and Charles Jones, Know Your Rights peer educator for FDLA and Cease Fire violence prevention counselor who testified to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary detention in recent months.





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