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Legal Aid and Fair Housing Panel Discussion

08/22/2019 - 9:30am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

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When: Thursday, August 22- 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

All Chicago will host a Legal Aid and Fair Housing panel discussion with experts who will share advice and resources on legal challenges facing the homeless population in Chicago ranging from expungement, identity theft, housing and credit history, eviction prevention and other topics. Attendees questions are encouraged.


Gianna Baker joined Housing Action Illinois in 2010. As Outreach Manager, she assists in the development, implementation and management of policy advocacy, public education and organizing programs. She also manages Housing Action’s Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project, an AmeriCorps VISTA program. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the Cultivate: Women of Color Leadership cohort, a joint effort of the Crossroads Fund, Chicago Foundation for Women, Woods Fund Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. Since 2013, she has served on the governor-appointed board of the Illinois Statewide Independent Living Council, an organization that provides leadership, research, planning and education to support the community integration of people with disabilities. In 2012, she worked as an adjunct professor at Loyola University of Chicago’s Institute for Pastoral Studies, where she taught the principles of community organizing. She received her M.A. in Community Development from North Park University and her B.A. from Howard University.

Dennericka Brooks is a Supervisory Attorney in the Housing Practice Group. Dennericka has spent her career at Legal Aid Chicago, first as a generalist working in diverse areas of poverty law, including family, housing, consumer, and employment. As a supervisor, Dennericka has specialized in subsidized housing law ensuring that tenants live in decent, safe, and affordable housing that is free from discrimination. Dennericka helped to create and manage the Woodlawn Legal Clinic on Chicago’s south side and served as a mock trial coach. Currently, Dennericka serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member teaching trial practice at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Dennericka mentor students at Loyola and has served as a tutor and board member of Minority Legal Education Resources, a not-for-profit bar preparation program. Dennericka has been the recipient of several awards, including The Chicago Bar Foundation’s Kimball and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship (2007) and its Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Scholarship (2004); Loyola’s Norman C. Amaker Award of Excellence (2014); St. Bellarmine Award (2013) and Mock Trial Coach of the Year (2010). Dennericka earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law (‘07) and her B.A. from Grinnell College (‘04).

Rae Kyritsi, J.D. is a certified mediator of civil, criminal, elder, and family disputes and a certified trainer. She also works as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation, as well as coaching students for the Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Competition. She has facilitated community forums and has organized non-profits and LLCs through consensus building. Rae earned her J.D. from Loyola (’12) and her B.A. from UW-Madison (’05).