HSPRD Supports ARISE Chicago

HSPRD Supports ARISE Chicago

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. helped sponsor ARISE Chicago’s Faith-Labor-Action Breakfast. Representatives in attendance from the firm included shareholder and immigration and employment practitioner, Kalman Resnick, partner and civil rights practitioner, Caryn Lederer, and immigration associate, Kendra Scheuerlein.  ARISE Chicago fights workplace injustice through education, organizing, and advocacy, which is a civil rights issue that deeply affects the immigrant community. The honorees included Ai-Jen Poo, MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient and founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Eighth Day Center for Justice, a faith-based organization that works for systemic change and social justice; and Kain Colter, the current wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings and former Northwestern University quarterback who, in a historic moment, organized his fellow student athletes to unionize. The keynote speaker was Jess Sharkey, Interim President of the Chicago Teachers Union, who gave a rousing speech addressing the need for all unions and labor groups, whether from public or private interests, to unite in their common causes and work towards just working conditions and wages across all spheres. HSPRD is very thankful to have been a part of this event for an organization that does so much for our community and our client