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From convicted youth gang member to having conviction

Xavier McElrath-Bey has a remarkable story to tell. Imprisoned for first degree murder at age 13, he's now in his 30s with a master's degree and is working to make the world a better place. 

On Friday, November 1, 2013, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center will welcome McElrath-Bey to talk about his traumatic childhood experiences in foster care, in a gang and in being institutionally raised, all of which give him insight into the challenges many youth today face. McElrath-Bey's message is hopeful, emphasizing how we can help make a positive difference in the lives of at-risk youth. 

The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at DePaul University College of Law, 25 E. Jackson Blvd., Lewis Room 242. Tickets are $100; proceeds support the center's public service work in juvenile justice and child abuse and neglect.

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