Seattle University APILSA and ABAW: Black Allyship and Reparations Panel

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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.

In the greater-Seattle region, Asians and Blacks represent the city’s largest and second largest group of color respectively. How can the AAPI legal community use this shared history and our own unique lived-experiences to uplift the humanity of Black people in America and contribute to the national dialogue on racial justice in the wake of the 2020 protests for Black Lives? One way this panel will explore this question is by looking at what Black reparations means today and how the Japanese American experience with reparations from the wartime incarceration camps can help better inform our understanding of reparations and the AAPI’s role in allyship with communities of color.

Panelists include: co-founder of the ABAW, Sharon Sakamoto; former King County Councilmember and Gang of Four activist Larry Gossett; founding publisher of the South Seattle Emerald, Marcus Harrison Green; and Seattle University Professor and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center, Lorraine K. Bannai.

The first 300 registered attendees will have access to a free screening of "And Then They Came For Us" (2017), a documentary film about the wartime Japanese American incarceration camps and its present day relevance on racial solidarity and allyship.

1.25 Ethics CLE Credits – WSBA Activity ID# 1162213. Please check your spam mail if you do not receive the Zoom confirmation email.
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