March 22: Race, Justice & Democracy: Where Do We Stand? A Town Hall Event
Free but Registration Required
Seattle has a reputation as a progressive city, but when it comes to matters of race and justice how progressive is it? How do we view the activist voices of Black Lives Matter? As the Seattle Police Department operates under a Justice Department Consent Decree, is there progress being made in building trust with communities of color? What kind of leadership do we need to break down the barriers of institutional racism? This discussion will tackle these and other questions with a prominent panel of local speakers and the audience. Confirmed panel members include: Nikkita Oliver, lawyer, poet, and Seattle Black Lives Matter activist; Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven González; and Marcus Green, executive director of the South Seattle Emerald. KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna will moderate the conversation. It will be live streamed and taped for broadcast.
March 17: Are You Drowning in Education Debt? Don’t miss your chance to access a free interactive webinar hosted by Equal Justice Works.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST: Drowning in Debt! What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know about Managing Student Loans & Earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Whether you’re a student, have already graduated, work as an advisor or are a public interest employer, there’s a lot to know about borrowing, entering repayment and earning forgiveness. EJW free webinars provide you with the in-depth information you need about programs like income-driven repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness to help you manage your student debt and control your career and financial future.
April 13: Right to Unity documentary showing!
Now is an important time for the Supreme Court. Earlier this year, the Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. CTA, which threatens workers’ rights to organize in effective unions. Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing means the Court will decide Friedrichs with only eight justices. The fight over filling the Supreme Court vacancy comes at a critical time in the history of the Court, the law, and our nation. Join us for a special screening of The Right to Unite, our short film highlighting the importance of unions through the stories of two home healthcare workers. Following the film will be a discussion about Friedrichs and the future of the Supreme Court.
Refreshments will be provided
Wednesday, April 13 (Reception 6:00pm | Program 6:30pm)
SEIU 775, 215 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104