Awesome Events Coming Up

Tim Wise “Antiracist Essayist, Author and Educator” Coming to UW April 9

Screen shot 2013-04-07 at 5.51.35 PMAuthor of “Dear White America and Between Barack and a Hard Place,” Tim Wise will be speaking at UW on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Kane Hall, Room 130
7:00 PM

RSVP online

“Tim Wise is one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation.”
— Michael Eric Dyson, best-selling author and University of Pennsylvania professor

“Tim Wise is a vanilla brother in the tradition of (antiracism and antislavery fighter) John Brown.”
— Cornel West, philosopher and author

Can you Measure the Rule of Law? Wednesday, April 10

Screen shot 2013-04-07 at 5.59.09 PMDate: Wednesday, April 10, at 3:30 p.m.
Room: 212, William Gates Hall

Join us for an informal discussion with Juan Botero, the Executive Director of the World Justice Project, where he discusses the WJP Rule of Law Index and how he and his team have developed a research methodology to compare the quality of the rule of law in over countries.

The WJP Rue of Law Index is an innovative quantitative assessment tool designed by the World Justice Project offering a detailed and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law in practice.

Juan Carlos Botero is the World Justice Project’s Executive Director and former Director of the Rule of Law Index, where he has led the development of the Index project and co-authored the report since its inception in 2008. Previous experiences include service as the Director of the Colombian Government Trade Bureau in Washington D.C., Chief International Legal Counsel of the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Deputy-Chief Negotiator of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, member of the Advisory Board of the Colombian Antitrust and Consumer Protection Agency, and Judicial Clerk at the Colombian Constitutional Court.

He has been a professor or guest lecturer in several countries, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Rule of Law. His academic publications focus on the areas of rule of law, access to justice, and labor regulation. A national of Colombia, Mr. Botero holds a law degree from Universidad de los Andes and a Master of Laws from Harvard University. He is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Sponsored by the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program.

International Immigrant Rights Activist to Visit Seattle on April 11

Screen shot 2013-04-07 at 5.37.20 PMAlejandro Solalinde, an internationally recognized Human Rights activist and Catholic priest, will be speaking in Seattle on Thursday, April 11. Father Solalinde has dedicated his life to provide a place of safety for Central American and South American migrants on their journey through Mexico to the United States.

His talk is titled, “A Celebration of Immigrants and Refugee Human Rights.” Thursday, April 11, from 7–8:30 PM at Seattle City Hall.

Event at EMP Museum on April 11: The Rule of Law in Zimbabwe

Screen shot 2013-04-07 at 5.38.04 PMEMP Museum

325 5th Ave. N., Seattle WA 98109

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Film Screening begins at 6:00 p.m.
Discussion at 7:00 p.m., Concert at 8:00 p.m.

Evening Highlights

The film features one of the bravest lawyers in Africa, Beatrice Mtetwa in Zimbabwe. In spite of beatings by police, she has courageously defended in court those jailed by the Mugabe government—peace activists, journalists, opposition candidates, farmers that had their land confiscated, ordinary citizens that had the courage to speak up.

Discussion following the film screening features the following panelists:

  • Juan Botero, Executive Director, World Justice Project
  • Lorie Conway, Filmmaker
  • Thomas Mapfumo, Globally-Renowned Musician
    and Zimbabwe refugee
  • The Hon. Lyna Sarapei, Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services Fellow, Deputy Registrar of the High Court of Kenya
  • Concert & Reception featuring Thomas Mapfumo
    and The Blacks Unlimited
  • Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo is known as “The Lion of Zimbabwe” and “Mukanya” for his immense popularity and for the political influence he wields through his music, which is heard throughout the documentary.

* Advance ticket purchase required by April 8, 2013.

Tickets for the April 11 event are available online. Price for students and non-profit sector employees are $10; public tickets are $25.

Cancelled! Dark Side of Chocolate Film Screening

The film screening of the Dark Side of Chocolate on April 11, 2013, has been canceled.

If you are interested in the film, you can learn more about it here.

Evening with John Cruden on Tuesday, April 16

Screen shot 2013-04-07 at 5.36.14 PMUW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy, with the environmental and energy lawyers at Marten Law PLLC, invite you to a special evening with a distinguished leader:

John Cruden
President, Environmental Law Institute

April 16, 2013

6 p.m. Keynote  7 p.m. Reception
The Rainier Club
820 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Environmental Law at a Crossroads

RSVP Online.

Calling All Volunteers: Event to Benefit Mary’s Place on May 2 Needs You

Screen shot 2013-04-07 at 5.43.14 PMKCWWL seeks volunteers for a Spring Job Training and Mentorship Volunteer Event to benefit Mary’s Place. Please join the King County Washington Women Lawyers for a Spring Job Training and Mentorship Volunteer Event to benefit Mary’s Place, the only day center for homeless women in King County that accepts women with children, on May 2.

Mary’s Place
314 Bell Street
Seattle, WA 98121

Thursday, May 2nd, 12:30pm-2:00pm

KCWWL volunteers will act as Job Coaches to mentor Mary’s Place residents by providing one-on-one resume feedback.  Job coaches will be paired with Mary’s Place residents for a short term meeting to review each individual’s job background, work experience, and resume, and offer professional advice and feedback.

KCWWL members have the opportunity to pass on their job search and interviewing experience by providing guidance, encouraging confidence, and offering their professional perspectives to homeless women in need.

Please RSVP to Stephanie Marshall at We need your help with this great event and hope to see you there!