October 18, 2019

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time

A Conversation with State Representatives Kam Buckner & Curtis Tarver

University of Chicago Law School, Room IV, Chicago, IL

This will be a conversation about the role of the General Assembly, how community members can get engaged, and the importance of Black voices in the State/City’s development. We expect the conversation to address both criminal justice and communities of color as well as access to justice in general through representatives to the General Assembly. 

Representative Kam Buckner assumed office on January 18, 2019. Buckner has worked for Senator Durbin in Washington D.C. and Mayor Landrieu in New Orleans. Representative Buckner earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his juris doctorate from DePaul University.

Representative Curtis Tarver assumed office on January 9, 2019. Tarver is a small business owner, plaintiff’s attorney practicing personal injury and civil rights law and former assistant to Major Richard M. Daly. Tarver earned his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and his juris doctorate from the University of Iowa.