A Conversation with Jeffery Robinson

Host Organization: Endowment for Equal Justice


Together with the Endowment for Equal Justice, join us the evening of January 10th to hear from renowned lawyer and civil rights activist, Jeffery Robinson, where he will discuss his powerful film, Who We Are – A Chronicle of Racism in America.  Jeffery is a dynamic, sought-after speaker on the role of race in the criminal justice system and a nationally recognized trial attorney, having tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict. Our discussion will be moderated by Washington Women’s Foundation President & CEO, Maria Kolby-Wolfe. A light reception will take place at 5:30 and the main presentation will begin at 6:30.

Jeffery Robinson was a deputy legal director at the America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) national office and the Director of the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality, which houses the organization’s work on criminal and racial justice issues. Since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1981, Jeffery has almost four decades of experience 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. In 1988, Jeffery began a 27- year private practice at the Seattle firm of Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, where he represented a broad range of clients in local, state, and federal courts on charges ranging from shoplifting to securities fraud and first degree murder. He has tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict and has tried more than a dozen civil cases representing plaintiffs suing corporate and government entities. Jeffery was one of the original members of the John Adams Project and worked on the behalf of one of five men held at Guantanamo Bay charged with carrying out the 9/11 attacks. In recent years, he has traveled the country speaking hard truths about race in America.

The Who We Are – A Chronicle of Racism in America film will be made available a week before January 10th to watch online at home or can also be viewed on Netflix. Watch out for an email with a link to the film around January 4th, 2023.

This event is in person at Langston Seattle at 104 S 17th Ave from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. Everyone is welcome and tickets are $15.00.

Masks are not required but are strongly encouraged. We will update you on any changes in COVID-19 protocol closer to the event.  We encourage you to test before arriving.

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