While awareness of racial inequities in American society, including within the legal profession, has dramatically increased over the spring and summer of 2020, the underlying inequities are far from a new phenomenon. Our own beautiful, diverse LGBTQ+ legal community is often perceived by others as being solely a white community, disregarding the needs and interests of LGBTQ+ lawyers and law students of color; moreover, the legal movement for LGBTQ+ equality is too-often internally driven solely or heavily by white leadership, with insufficient attention paid to issues that disproportionately impact Black, Brown, and Indigenous LGBTQ+ people. Each of us has a unique and urgent role to play in dismantling white supremacy within our own movement and within our own places of work. Join us during our live program on Wednesday, August 12 for this featured plenary of esteemed speakers from different legal sectors to learn more about the racial inequities within the legal community as a whole as well as the challenges specific to our own LGBTQ+ legal community. Our panelists will also, importantly, discuss techniques that we all can implement or advocate for within our workplaces to make tangible impact to dismantle biased systems. Moderated by Justice McKenna.
Speakers: Taylor Brown (ACLU); Bendita Cynthia Malakia (Hogan Lovells); Justice Sabrina McKenna (Hawai'i Supreme Court); Robert Raben (The Raben Group)
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