PASSION for Justice: A Conversation with Yvonne Wanrow Swan and Ken Isserlis

Thursday, April 21, 201642010_lg

6:00 p.m. Opening Reception

6:30-8p.m. Speakers and Conversation

Eastern Washington University Center (formerly Phase 1)

Auditorium-Room 122, EWU Spokane, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

Parking available in “yellow” lots or at meters. Limited free parking on street. Campus map here.

In a landmark 1977 Washington Supreme Court ruling, Yvonne’s criminal case brought to the forefront the discrimination against female defendants in the courts, and particularly against Native American women.

Yvonne Wanrow Swan is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Ken Isserlis is a local attorney who, in the 1970s, was a Peace and Justice Center staff person in Spokane. The Wanrow ruling played an important role in national criminal justice reform, the Spokane community, and the history of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS).

Join us for a conversation with Yvonne and Ken to learn of their experiences with this life changing and momentous event.

Celebrate 40 years of PJALS, where there is a PASSION for justice.

For more information on Yvonne’s case:

Story of Wanrow (Criminal Law Stories)

Yvonne Wanrow Hearing Transcript (April 26, 1979)

Spiral of Support in Spokane – Yvonne Wanrow (Swan) (1)



University Partners: EWU American Indian Studies Program and EWU School of Social Work Program