"The Who We Are Project"
Time & Location
Jun 23, 2022, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Seattle, 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
About the event
To commemorate Juneteenth and the end of slavery in the U.S., the King County Fire Chiefs Association (KCFCA) Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee will hold a special viewing of the "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” documentary. The special viewing will occur on Thursday, June 23 at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Following the 118-minute film, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a 1-hour Q&A period with the CEO and founder of The Who We Are Project – Jeffery Robinson. Jeffery Robinson is an attorney and racial justice activist who has practiced law in the Seattle area for four decades. He is a groundbreaking speaker on the history of anti-Black racism in the U.S. and has travelled around the country sharing his experiences and learnings.
The documentary interweaves historical and present-day archival footage, Jeffery's personal story, and interview footage capturing meetings with Black change-makers and eyewitnesses to U.S. history. Weaving heartbreak, humor, passion, and rage, Jeffery’s words lay bare an all-but-forgotten past, as well as our shared responsibility to create a better country in our lifetimes.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film will be shown from 6-8 p.m., and the Q&A session will follow. The entirety of the event is expected to last through 9:00 p.m. Refreshments at the venue will not be provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring bottled water and snacks. Right now, registration is only open to fire department personnel (plus one guest). However, depending on the registration rate this opportunity may be extended after the internal deadline to other public safety entities.
Thank you to our sponsors
*Parking will be available on-site near McCaw Hall. Details on where to access parking garages will be sent to those who register.
Doors OpenNesholm Family Lecture Hall
Show StartsNesholm Family Lecture Hall
Movie Ticket - Who We Are