Speaker Date Topic
Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands Jul 24, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.

Growing Washington State's Economy

Hilary Franz was elected as Washington State’s Commissioner of Public Lands in 2016. As Commissioner, it’s her role to manage and protect nearly six million acres of public lands, from coastlines to forests, farms, and commercial developments. She’s made it her mission to restore wildfire resilience to our forests and prioritized investments in rural communities. Join us for an enlightening program to learn more about how the Department of Natural Resources is working to strengthen and support urban and rural economies in Washington.

Seafair Jul 31, 2019 12:00 PM
Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way
Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way
Joe Ottinger, Innovation in Seattle Aug 07, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Charles Finkel, Pike Place Brewing Aug 14, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Community Discussion with Jeff Robinson Aug 21, 2019 4:00 PM
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave.
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

On August 21 the Rotary Club of Seattle will be hosting a special afternoon program featuring a community discussion with speaker Jeff Robinson at Town Hall Seattle.

For over three decades, attorney (and now ACLU Deputy Legal Director) Jeffery Robinson has devoted his career to racial justice. In recent years, he has traveled the country speaking hard truths about race in America. “Our history,” he tells audiences, “has been stolen from us.” Weaving heartbreak, humor, passion, and rage, Robinson takes us through this stolen history, showing us how the legacy of slavery and U.S. imperialism impacts every aspect of our society.

The history Robinson imparts is not easy. It is not comfortable. But it is necessary. In the end, Robinson’s words are a call to arms. He empowers his audience to change the future, leaving them with a sense of optimism about what America could look like if we have the courage to change it.

Learn more about Jeff Robinson and his work:
https://www.aclu.org/bio/jeffery-robinson
https://thewhoweareproject.org/

Seattle Rotary members (and one guest) do not need to register for this event. Additional guests can register for the presentation through the link below.

Tickets are available here. 

Doors open at 3:00 pm and the program will begin promptly at 4:00 pm.

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