The opinions expressed in entries in the LC Blog are those of the author, not of Lawyers Club of San Diego.

Lawyers Club Blog

29 Posts found
Page 1 of 3 • Next

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Apr 8, 2021

Let us reflect on our own freedom to be or not to be a women’s rights activist.

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Mar 25, 2021

Yesterday we held an Equal Pay Rally to raise awareness that the average woman finally earned the same dollar men earned by December 31, 2020—in other words the average woman had to work 15 months for the same dollar men earned in just 12 months. A breakdown by ethnicity reveals that March 24 does not capture a diverse group of women. Asian American women, the first women to earn the dollar, did so on March 9 after working 15 months—African American women will work 20 months, Native American women will work 21 months and Latinx women will work 22 months. 

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Mar 18, 2021

Lawyers Club is deeply concerned and saddened by the killings in Atlanta, Georgia. We stand in solidarity with all women and Asian communities to denounce all violence based on gender and race. This past Tuesday, March 16, eight people were killed in Atlanta, seven were women. Six of the seven women were of Asian descent and one was Caucasian. While authorities are determining if the killings are hate crimes, one cannot ignore the common elements of gender and race—especially in a time where “nearly 3,800 hate incidents targeting Asian-Americans have been reported in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., since last March”. 

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Mar 11, 2021

Unlike years past, it seems all people were aware of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. The annual celebration was met this year with a heightened awareness of the value women, past and present, have contributed to society. Even the little people knew it was a special day.

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Mar 4, 2021

March is very special to Lawyers Club because it is Women’s History Month, a month to recognize “sheroes” for their important past and present contributions to our society. 

Posted by: Tristan Higgins on Mar 2, 2021

The promise of this America, one where I can be myself, where my bravery is rewarded rather than punished, where Black men and women feel protected by the justice system and can pursue any dream they have, where women are allowed to be powerful and in control, moved me to tears.

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Feb 25, 2021

This Black History month I introduced you to Charlotte E. Ray – the first African American lawyer in the United States; Judge Jane Bolin – the first female African American judge in the United States; and Barbara Jordan – the first African American women from a Southern state to serve in the U.S House of Representatives. Each of these women attained recognized excellence in their field by fully pursuing their passions and interests.

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Feb 11, 2021

This week San Diego celebrated a first that demonstrates how women continue to advance in our local community and society—the first female recruits began boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (MCRD SD). 

Posted by: Rupa Singh on Feb 2, 2021

[RBG] assumed the mantle of her unsolicited celebrity so graciously in her later years that she helped more than one generation reimagine a life in the law as simultaneously fulfilling and cool.

Posted by: Alexandria Hopson on Jan 21, 2021

What are you?” A question I constantly have tried to find a correct answer to growing up. My appearance next to my Caucasian mother would often collect second glances from others in the grocery store, at restaurants, or even school events. Once, I had a doctor who apparently did not read my chart before coming in the room, who suggested a course of action he thought best for “Hispanic women.” I should clarify, I am a half-Caucasian and half-African American woman. This is why, on November 7, I ugly cried as Kamala Harris was confirmed as the first female to be elected vice-president—a woman of color elected to the second-highest office in the nation. 

Page 1 of 3 • Next