Please join ERC at the Red Lion Bellevue at 6PM on February 5 when our speaker will be Christopher Rufo. A Discovery Institute Research Fellow, filmmaker, and writer focused on cities, inequality, and social capital, Christopher has directed four documentaries for PBS — “Roughing It”, “Diamond in the Dunes”, “Age of Champions”, and “America Lost”. “Age of Champions” grossed $1.5 million and reached more than 3 million viewers on PBS, iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix. He’s appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News, and his writing has appeared in National Review, The Federalist, Seattle Times, Crosscut, Puget Sound Business Journal, Filmmaker, and Indiewire.
Christopher is the Executive Director of the Documentary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to producing and distributing documentaries about the American experience. His most recent film, “America Lost”, tells the story of families struggling for survival in three forgotten American cities.
Christopher is active in Washington State public policy, both as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the City of Seattle’s income tax and as a board member for the Washington Policy Center Young Professionals. In September 2018 he announced his intention to challenge Mike O’Brien for a seat on the Seattle city council, but withdrew his candidacy in December after he and his family were subjected to extreme harassment and hatred by progressive activists.
Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevue; click here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.