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WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Thursday, April 20

6:00 pm

Location: Shorewood High School Auditorium

Join us on Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 PM in the Shorewood High School Auditorium for a community screening of WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America featuring Jeffery Robinson, producer and founder of the Who We Are Project.

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.


Jeffery Robinson (Producer/Writer) is the founder and CEO of The Who We Are Project. Since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1981, Jeff has four decades of experience working on these issues and has tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict. As a public defender in Seattle, he represented indigent clients in state and federal court and has represented a broad range of clients in private practice. Robinson was one of the original members of the John Adams Project where he worked on the behalf of one of five men held at Guantanamo Bay charged with carrying out the 9/11 attacks. He left private practice in 2015 to become a deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality, which houses the ACLU's work on criminal justice, racial justice, and reform issues, but left in 2021 to form The Who We Are Project. For almost 10 years, Robinson has traveled the country speaking hard truths in a groundbreaking talk on racism in America. "WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America" is based on this talk.


This event is sponsored by the Village of Shorewood, Shorewood Public Library, Shorewood School District, Shorewood Moving Forward and the Shorewood Foundation.

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