All people have a right to be who they are, be safe, and live free from discrimination. Lisa Nowlin (ACLU), Mattie Mooney (Ingersoll Gender Center), Danny Waxwing (Disability Rights Washington), Venus Aoki (Gender Justice League/Somas Seattle, and Ari Robbins (ACLU client) sit down for a panel discussion on the rights of Transgender people in Washington.
We look forward to seeing you at the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! The day will begin at 8:30 AM at Garfield High School with an Opportunity Fair and Workshops, developed to inspire us to affect change in ourselves and our community
Hear our response to the COVID pandemic and how we’re working to protect Washington’s most vulnerable and impacted communities: those who are locked up in jail, prison and detention centers. Executive Director Michele Storms moderates a discussion with Enoka Herat (Police Practices and Immigration Counsel) and Jaime Hawk (Legal Strategy Director, WA Campaign for Smart Justice).
Black Cinematic Brilliance is going fully online - for the first time. This summer, for the 17th edition of the Seattle Black Film Festival (formerly Langston Hughes African American Film Festival) you can tune in from your couch!
This series of virtual conversations moderated by Enrique Cerna will explore the racial disparities and inequities in Washington’s public health and policing systems highlighted by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. State lawmakers are beginning to convene to prepare for the 2021 state legislative session when these issues, and the budget, will be top priorities. Join us to learn how to put equity front and center in the Olympia debates.
Join us in examining the intersection of technology and liberty. New technologies are making it easier for companies and the government to learn about the most intimate aspects of both our online and offline activities—from where we live and work, to what religion we practice, to what we purchase, to what we read, and with whom we associate.
The misdemeanor system in the United States ensnares more than 13 million people a year – most of them poor or people of color – and has led to the wrongful imprisonments and deaths of countless Black Americans, including George Floyd and Eric Garner.
Join free screenings and post-film discussions of Robert Greenwald’s film ‘Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,’ to learn more about the misdemeanor system nationally and how it impacts people in Washington State.