Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America - June 19

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  Who's Who  

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    Jeffery Robinson

    Jeffery Robinson is 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. Since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1981, Jeff has three decades of experience working on these issues. As a public defender in Seattle, he represented indigent clients in state and federal court. In private practice at the Seattle firm of Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, he represented a broad range of clients, He has tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict and more than a dozen civil cases representing plaintiffs suing corporate and government entities. Jeff was one of the original members of the John Adams Project and worked on the behalf of one of five men held at Guantanamo Bay charged with carrying out the 9/11 attacks. In recent years, he has traveled the country speaking hard truths in a groundbreaking talk on racism in America. 

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    Alfre Woodard

    Alfre Woodard’s work as an actor has earned her an Oscar nomination, four Emmy Awards and seventeen Emmy nominations, three SAG Awards and a Golden Globe. Woodard’s illustrious body of work includes her Oscar nominated performance in Cross Creek; the critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave; Captain America: Civil War; Annabelle; Mississippi Grind; HBO’s Mandela; Grand Canyon; Passion Fish; Miss Evers' Boys, for which she won an Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award; Crooklyn; Love and Basketball; American Violet, The Family That PreysSomething New; Down In The Delta; So B. It; Desperate Housewives; HBO’s True Blood; as POTUS in NBC’s State of Affairs; and Aunt Josephine in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Currently, Woodard plays villain Mariah Dilliard in the Marvel television series, Luke Cage, and will star in Netflix’s Juanita, to be released later this year. In addition to her acting, Woodard is a longtime activist.

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