Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 8:30am to Friday, August 13, 2021 - 12:15pm
We come together against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, which has revealed and deepened existing inequalities, and a growing national conversation about systemic racism. To meet the demands of this moment, the conference highlights the work of non-legal community-based organizations, and provides the opportunity for community advocates and legal professionals to build partnerships to advance justice.
Ocean Vuong is a poet and fiction writer whose work considers class, queerness, family, and identity. His epistolary novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (2019), was an immediate and enduring bestseller described by the Los Angeles Times as a “series of high notes that trembles exquisitely almost without break.” Q&A moderated by musician Perfume Genius.
Join ACLU-WA Health Care and Liberty Policy Counsel Leah Rutman for a conversation on healthcare equity for immigrants. Leah will be joined by Adriana Ortiz of El Centro de la Raza and Michael Byun of Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) to discuss health care access issues facing immigrant communities and current steps being taken to address barriers to care.
The author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and the director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. The format for this event will be a live, online conversation with Dr. Edward Taylor.
This event will be live and online only. Please note: this event begins at 6:00 p.m. (PDT).
Seattle University’s Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association (APILSA) and Black Student Law Association (BLSA), and the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) in collaboration with University of Washington's Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) proudly presents a community panel on the importance of AAPI allyship and racial solidarity with the Black community and on understanding the calls for Black reparations from the Japanese American experience with redress.
Heather McGhee’s recently released book, The Sum of Us, provides a critical analysis of zero-sum policymaking that creates the false choice between some of us being O.K. and all of us being better off. Marguerite Casey Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and SAL will present a free, Youtube Live event with McGhee, in conversation with Dr. Carmen Rojas, moderated by Tom Perriello.
Please join so co-hosts Equal Rights Washington and ACLU-WA for a screening of MLK/FBI, with a special introduction from film director Sam Pollard and post-screening panel discussion with Michele Storms, Executive Director, ACLU-WA; Monisha Harrell, Chair, Equal Rights Washington; Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director, MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network); and Kamau Chege, Managing Director, Washington for Black Lives.
Join ACLU-WA Police Practices and Immigration Counsel Enoka Herat and ACLU-WA Lobbyist Roxana Gomez for a conversation on our integrated advocacy approach to demanding police accountability. Hear from Nickeia Hunter and Sonia Joseph, two impacted family members advocating on the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability. Learn about the bills aimed at reducing police violence that are currently moving through the Washington legislature, and about our amicus work in the court.