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Racism, Truth and Reconciliation in Our Courts

Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

September 17
12:00 P.M. PT
90 minutes
Virtual
REGISTER HERE

In May, the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington offered an eye-opening program, Racism, Truth and Reconciliation in Washington Courts.

This program reminds us that racism has come from decisions of courts we still appear before, in buildings we still work in, and from positions which, while occupied today by different people, still exist. Through a discussion of three cases—United States v. Hirabayashi, Price v. Evergreen Cemetery Co. of Seattle, and O’Meara v. Wash. Bd. Against Discrimination, we will ask, given that these courts and positions still exist: What has changed? What hasn’t changed? What is our responsibility to tell the truth and seek reconciliation? How has racial segregation left a lasting impact on access to local courts?

Cases referenced:

United States v. Hirabayashi, 46 F. Supp. 657 (W.D. Wash. 1942)
Price v. Evergreen Cemetery Co. of Seattle 57 Wn.2d 352 (1960)
O’Meara v. Wash. Bd. Against Discrimination 58 Wn.2d 793 (1961)

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute to learn from King County Superior Court Judge David Keenan and King County Superior Court Commissioner Jonathon Lack.

BJI is grateful for the opportunity to offer this session.

CA CLE credit will be offered.

REGISTER HERE

Details

Date:
Friday, September 17, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/berkeley-judicial-institute/events/
Will participants be asked to keep cameras on?
No
Will there be breakout rooms?
No
Will the public chat be on or off?
Off

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Nathalie Coletta – BJI
Phone:
805-975-3299
Email:
natcoletta@berkeley.edu
Website:
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/berkeley-judicial-institute/about-us/

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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