Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America With Jeffery Robinson

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 2:30pm
It’s time to rethink everything you think you know about American history.

Join ParentMap and The Who We Are Project Founder Jeffery Robinson for a groundbreaking discussion on the history of anti-Black racism in the United States. In his talk, Robinson will explore the enduring legacy of racism and our collective responsibility to overcome it.
Robinson will deliver his powerful presentation, which will be followed by a live Q&A discussion with educators, legislators and change-makers in attendance from around the state. Our hope is to bring these decision-makers together to share valuable insights about how we can all do better to end systemic racism and its impacts right here in Washington.

We know you’re busy, but in the wise words of Malcolm X, “We can’t teach what we don’t know, and we can’t lead where we won’t go.” So, we’re going there. The day will be a chance to convene as community leaders and work for change. We hope you’ll join us.
If you can’t attend the live event, you can still participate! After the event concludes, all registered attendees will be emailed a link to watch the recorded session at their convenience. By joining in the live event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A with the speaker.

About the speaker

Jeffery Robinson is a deputy legal director at the American 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, Robinson has dedicated almost four decades of experience working on these issues.

In addition to being a nationally recognized trial attorney, Robinson is also a respected teacher of trial advocacy and the history of racism in America. He has spoken nationally to diverse audiences on the role of race in the criminal justice system and the history of racism in America.