june, 2022

09jun4:00 pm8:00 pm"Who We Are - A Chronicle of Racism in America" Movie Screening

Event Details

Who We Are Movie PosterPlease join us for a movie night: A very special movie screening of Who We Are- A Chronicle of Racism in America. Brought to you by the PSALA on behalf of your VP of Diversity and VP of Education.

Cost: Free to members and open to PSALA member firms (including staff and attorneys) and all business partners.

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Film Synopsis:

Who We Are is a film by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, criminal defense and civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.

Former ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson had one of the best educations in America. He went to Marquette University and Harvard Law School and has been a trial lawyer for over 40 years. In 2011, Robinson began raising his then 13-year-old nephew and, as a Black man raising a Black son, struggled with what to tell his son about racism in America. Robinson was 11 years old when the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in Robinson’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. He marched with his father and brother in one of the Memphis Sanitation Worker strikes. Robinson also attended a court hearing for some of those arrested for marching and that experience, at 11 years old, is why he ultimately became a criminal defense lawyer. Before King’s murder, Robinson believed the country had reached a “tipping point,” and true racial equality was within reach. When King was killed, it felt to Robinson like the movement died with him. How, he wondered, did we get here?

 

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Time

(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-07:00) View in my time

Location

Seattle Central Library - Microsoft Auditorium

1000 Fourth Ave

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