This week on Everything Co-op, how attorney Renee Hatcher leverages the law to advance equity, diversity and inclusion


Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM, and WOL Livestream on Thursday, March 14 at 10:30 am EDT for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. In honor of the 2024 Women’s History Month theme of ‚ÄúWomen Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,‚ÄĚ Vernon interviews Attorney Renee C. Hatcher. Vernon and Renee will discuss how she has used the law to address equity, diversity and inclusion issues.

Renee Hatcher is a solidarity economy lawyer. She is an Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the Community Enterprise and Solidarity Economy Law Clinic at UIC Law. This clinic provides free legal support to grassroots organizations, cooperatives, and other solidarity economy enterprises. Daughter of the late civil rights activist and first elected Black mayor of a U.S. city, Richard Gordon Hatcher, Renee is committed to advancing the Black Freedom Movement through her work with co-ops and communities.

Renee is a member of the leadership team for the Black Abolitionist Solidarity Economy (BASE) Fellowship and the Law for Black Lives Movement Lawyering Squad. She is also a member of the New Economy Coalition and the Detroit Justice Center board. Prof. Hatcher is the Co-Director of the newly minted Solidarity Economy Law & Policy Initiative at the UIC Center of Urban Economic Development.

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