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Illinois Newsroom

November 21, 2018

Illinois Students Act In Response To Proposed Title IX Changes

Students across Illinois are calling for tougher campus policies on sexual harassment and misconduct as the Trump administration proposes changes to federal law that victims’ rights advocates say would weaken guidelines that are already lacking.


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Illinois Newsroom

November 09, 2018

Do Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies Allow Harassment To Persist?

Every college campus has standards and policies to prevent sexual harassment. But time and again, repeated complaints are filed against professors for saying and doing inappropriate things — yet they often keep their jobs. Documents and interviews from two recent cases on campuses in Illinois shed some light on the reasons why this remains a persistent issue at many schools.


Alan Mills, executive director of the Uptown People's Law Center, and Leila Lee, a formerly incarcerated person who works with the Chicago chapter of the non-profit Black and Pink.

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November 02, 2018

Non-Profit Sues IDOC Over Censorship Of LGBTQ Publications

Earlier this month, the Uptown People’s Law Center and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Chicago chapter against the Illinois Department of Corrections director and the wardens of 11 state prisons, among other corrections staff.


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