Washington Council of Lawyers is excited to feature a riveting unparalleled presentation: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, by Jeffrey Robinson of the Who We Are Project.
The Who We Are Project asserts that the narrative in America about the impact of racism and white supremacy on the social, legal, political, and economic aspects of our culture is based on a “re-telling” of history that is incomplete, inaccurate, and misleading. This compelling, meticulously researched, multi-media presentation will challenge your understanding of the American narrative on our history of racism.
Jeffery Robinson recently began the Who We Are Project, a new non-profit corporation. Previously, he served as a deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality, which houses the organization’s work on criminal justice, racial justice, and reform issues. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Jeffrey spent over three decades working on these issues. For seven years, he represented indigent clients in state court at The Defender Association and then in federal court at the Federal Public Defender’s Office, both in Seattle. Jeffrey then spent 27-years in private practice at the Seattle firm of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, representing a broad range of clients in local, state, and federal courts on charges ranging from shoplifting to securities fraud and first-degree murder. He tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict and represented plaintiffs suing corporate and government entities in more than a dozen civil trials.
In addition to being a nationally recognized trial attorney, Jeffrey is also a respected teacher of trial advocacy. He is a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, and has lectured on trial skills all over the United States. He has spoken nationally to diverse audiences on the role of race in the criminal justice system. He is past president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; a life member and past member of the board of directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and an elected fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America will take place on Wednesday, April 28, from 5:30-8:30 pm ET. Three hours on Zoom? Yes. This is a compelling presentation and we promise that you will be glued to the screen the entire time.
The program is free, but donations to the Who We Are Project are welcomed.
Reckoning with our true history is the only way for our country to move forward on a path toward racial equity and justice. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.