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Eric H. Holder Jr.

82nd Attorney General of the United States

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IN-PERSON APPEARANCE

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Civil rights leader Eric Holder chairs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. He served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, the first African American to hold that office. Now a senior counsel at Covington & Burling, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Dr. Sharon Malone; they have three children.

Scheduled Appearances

Equity

Defending the Rule of Law

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 5:00pm

As President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr. oversaw the Justice Department's civil rights enforcement efforts to combat racial profiling and to protect LGBTQ+ rights. His recent book, Our Unfinished March, is a history of the fight for voting rights in the U.S. Holder joins us to discuss the rule of law and the right to vote as essential to a functioning democracy.

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Featuring: Eric H. Holder Jr., Mark Baumgarten

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, change-makers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. The festival includes fireside conversations and panels, live tapings of television broadcasts, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.