Each spring, UWCHR organizes an event to celebrate human rights in our community. This year, we hope that you can join us to honor Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. We will present the AG with the inaugural University of Washington Center for Human Rights Justice Award for his contributions to the protection of human rights. In February, a lawsuit by Ferguson's office successfully blocked the Trump administration's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by Syrian refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries. Attorney General Ferguson will deliver a speech on "Challenging Injustice Through the Courts."
Friday May 5, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kane Hall, Room 210. UW Seattle Campus
The Attorney General's speech will be followed by a reception honoring student awardees. Light refreshments will be served.
Event is free and open to the public. RSVP IS REQUIRED: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwchr/329118
About Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Bob Ferguson is Washington's 18th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, Governor and Legislature.
Bob received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1995. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, where he was student body president. Bob began his legal career in Spokane where he served as a law clerk for Chief Judge W. Fremming Nielsen of the Federal District Court for Eastern Washington. He then clerked for Judge Myron Bright of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Midwest. Ferguson returned to Seattle and joined Preston, Gates, and Ellis (now K&L Gates), one of Washington's leading law firms. In 2003, Bob was elected to the King County Council. In 2005, after the council was reduced from 13 to nine and Bob's district was eliminated, he was re-elected. He was unopposed in 2009.
Bob is a fourth-generation Washingtonian. His family homesteaded on the beautiful Skagit River, which may explain why Bob is such an enthusiastic mountain climber, backpacker, and birder. He has hiked hundreds of miles of Washington trails and climbed many of the state's highest peaks. Bob, his wife Colleen and their 9-year-old twins, Jack and Katie, reside in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of North Seattle.
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