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In recent years we have heard “DEI”, “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion”, “allyship” “ally” etc., by a growing number of organizations including courts and law firms. And while we have seen this growing awareness, progress continues to be slow both for women and people of color, and at times just lip service.
This month in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, we have highlighted female AAPI attorneys and judges that have been intentional champions for a more inclusive world and have left an indelible mark in the legal community.
We also remember the life of George Floyd, who was murdered without justification a year ago on May 25, 2020. Though his death was untimely and unjust, it has been a catalyst for racial justice reform, and has been a force to repair a law enforcement system that disproportionately impacts people of color, especially African Americans and Latinx Americans.
We also remember that May 31 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre. The Tulsa Race Massacre occurred over 18 hours from May 31 to June 1, 1921 when a White mob attacked residents, homes, and businesses in the predominantly Black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street.
In the face of this history and countless other such atrocities, it is clear that each of us, as feminists and advocates for women’s and human rights, must be intentional in our actions to create a genuine inclusive space. Lawyers Club stands with readiness and continues to create a more inclusive and human space for all. Stand with us!