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BBA Webinar: Amplifying Unheard Voices Series: The Black Male Voice

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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Description:

Join us for the first program of the “Amplifying Unheard Voices” series, which seeks to highlight and amplify underrepresented perspectives of attorneys, clients and communities that engage with the legal system regularly, and to move towards more equitable representation of and opportunities for these communities. 
 
This first discussion in the series will focus on amplifying the Black, male perspective in a discussion moderated by Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts. In addition to uplifting the voices of Black men within the legal profession, this panel will provide an opportunity for attorneys to hear from non-attorney professionals such as community organizers.
 
Future panels in this series are presently expected to highlight additional perspectives such as:

  • Black Trans Attorneys, Organizers & Clients 
  • Voices from Behind the Wall: Presently & Previously Incarcerated Individuals
  • Black Law Students
  • Court User Experience

If you have any questions on this event or any future event in this series, please reach out to Doug Newton at dnewton@bostonbar.org.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being
  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission
  • Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)

This program is supported by the Boston Bar Foundation Beacon Fund for Diversity & Inclusion. The Beacon Fund was established by EMC Corporation in 2016 and is dedicated to supporting the diversity, equity and inclusion projects of the Boston Bar Association.  For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Erica Southerland at esoutherland@bostonbar.org.

 

 

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Contact:

Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

 

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