The Chicago Torture Justice Center coordinates a Survivor and Family Member Speakers Bureau where survivors and family members can share their personal testimony about their experiences and perspective regarding incarceration, the mobilization for reparations campaign, and the ongoing work at the Center.
Members of the speakers bureau regularly speak at universities, high schools, elementary schools, and at community and church groups. If you are interested and would like to request a speaker, please fill out the form below and provide three weeks’ notice to arrange for a speaker to visit your school or organization.
We are committed to compensating our speakers for the time and energy it takes to share their stories publicly. We kindly request a $200 speaking fee for our survivors and their family, but will make our best effort to attend regardless if the requested fee presents a financial