Legal Council For Health Justice ( LCHJ ) held their annual travel-themed fundraising event Thu., Aug. 17, at Sidetrack, 3359 N. Halsted St. This year's event was titled !Bienvenidos! and featured eats and treats from BombÃâ"n Cafe and live music from The Guillermo Paolisso Quartet.
Attendees participated in a silent auction during the event. All proceeds from the auction and the door will go towards LCHJ's mission of providing free legal service programs which assist low-income people with HIV, individuals facing homelessness, and children with disabilities.
According to Kevin Mork, LCHJ's director of development, the event exceeded fundraising goals by 50 percent.
Among the speakers during the event were LCHJ executive director Thomas Yates and staff attorney Sarah Hess. Hess touched upon the recent situation in Virginia and how it spurs her on to continue the fight of the organization. "We all know injustice exists, Charlottesville is just the most recent in a legacy of violence. But even so, the call to resist has become more urgent." She continued, "Legal Council is here doing the work every day to restore a measure of justice everywhere and in any way we can, and with your support, we will keep doing that."
More information on Legal Council For Health Justice can be found at www.legalcouncil.org .