Evergreen presents The CAL ANDERSON Memorial Lecture with guest speaker: Kenji Yoshino

February 27, 2008

Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA

This event is free and open to the public.

Kenji Yoshino is the author of the award-winning book, Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Human Rights, a groundbreaking critique of current civil rights law and a vision for a new direction.  A specialist in constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, and law and literature, he has published work in The Advocate, The Boston Globe, The Nation, The New York Times, Slate, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post, as well as in a wide variety of academic journals.  He is Guido Calabresi Professor of Law and former deputy dean at Yale Law School.

For more information call 360.867.6100 or www.evergreen.edu or www.kenjiyoshino.com

Cal Anderson was appointed to the Washington state House of Representatives in 1987, where he was elected to three full terms after completing his original appointment.  In 1994, Seattle's 43rd district elected him to the state senate where he served until his death in 1995.  Washington state's first openly gay legislator, Cal Anderson called himself "a Democrat who happens to be gay."

The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series is a forum to capture the spirit of reasoned discussion of public policies and ideas that marked Cal Anderson's career.  Anderson labored for campaign finance and regulatory reform, motor-voter registration, veterans' issues, environmental protection and open access to government.  He introduced many bills related to AIDS programs and led the on-going battle for equal civil rights protection for gay and lesbian citizens.