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).