Alicia L. Aiken, J.D.
Principal, Danu Center for Strategic Advocacy
Director, Confidentiality Institute
Wednesday, June 15
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Practical Tools for Lifting Up Survivor Voices (Rather than Replacing Them)
For 25 years, Alicia Aiken has worked on social justice for people living in poverty and surviving violence. Alicia spent 15 years as a trial attorney and then a member of the Executive Committee at Legal Aid Chicago, a 150-person legal services program. Alicia is a Principal at the Danu Center for Strategic Advocacy, and the Director of the Danu Center’s Confidentiality Institute, a policy and technical assistance project that supports helping professionals to protect privacy for crime victims. Alicia is also the Faculty Fellow for Practising Law Institute’s Interactive Learning Center, and hosts the podcast Pursuing Justice: The Pro Bono Files. She regularly strategizes with non-profits, local collaborations, government entities, and law firms on a range of strategic and professional development projects. Alicia attended the University of Michigan, (B.A. ’92; J.D. ’95). In 2006, Alicia was awarded the Chicago Foundation for Women Founder’s Award. Most recently, she received the American Bar Association’s 2018 Sharon L. Corbitt Award for Exemplary Legal Service to Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking.