Jeff Robinson: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 4 pm
Town Hall First Hill (Seattle)
Our Democratic Republic was built on the backs of slaves and bathed in the blood of the indigenous, and the logic of white supremacy continues to warp the brains of the majority of the population. If somehow you don't know all that yet, ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson will point you to the third verse of the national anthem, which glorifies the capture and murder of slaves. In this stirring and illuminating talk—one that really feels more like a winning drama—Robinson, "one of the original members of the John Adams Project who worked on behalf of one of five men held at Guantanamo Bay charged with carrying out the 9/11 attacks," will discuss the legacy of slavery and the impacts of US imperialism. by Rich Smith