Sponsored by: D&I SIG
Date: July 29, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm CT
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” - Angela Davis
Recent events have demonstrated that our country and our workplaces have a lot of work to do to ensure greater equity for Black Americans, and to ensure that systemic racism is slowly but surely eradicated from the fabric of our society.
We recognize that this awakening has left many of our members feeling confused or powerless, despite holding a sincere desire to be a force for change. As part of LMA’s commitment to engage in meaningful dialogue, the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Shared Interest Group (SIG) will be hosting a Summer Book club to exchange ideas and share best practices on how we approach these recent events in our firms.
Education and greater self-awareness are foundational for change, and the purpose of this book club is to provide a safe, non-judgmental container for members to educate themselves on the history of systemic racism in America and the world beyond. We will come together to read about and identify internalized and systemic racism, and have open conversations about how to make changes on the personal and community levels while advancing solutions within the legal industry. We recognize that these conversations may, at times, be uncomfortable, but we are encouraged that as LMA raises our collective voices for change, we are willing to do what is necessary to better equip ourselves to be the change we wish to see in the world.
Within this container, every person’s contribution will be valued and thoughtful, respectful participation is encouraged. To this end, each participant will have the opportunity to select their preference for the two books we will be discussing. The July Book Club will be discussing: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.
Kathleen Brieske, Perkins Coie LLP
Tara Marshall, Legal Sales and Business Development Trainer
Price: Complimentary for Members