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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 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: 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. 

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Jan 7, 2021

Yesterday morning while I was cross examining witnesses, I was oblivious to the fact that the ultimate symbol of our democracy, the U.S. Capitol, was assaulted in the most shocking and horrific manner. This was an affront that has not occurred since British forces sieged and set to fire the US Capitol and the White House in 1812. This was possible because our First Amendment rights to peaceful assembly and speech were abused with appalling depravity not warranted under any circumstance. The peaceful exercise of our fundamental rights is to promote the greater good regardless of divergent perspectives, not to commit violent atrocities. 

Posted by: Vaani Chawla on Dec 15, 2020

I thought I was a feminist. Yes, I am a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego. Yes, it’s a feminist organization. Yes, I am on the board. So, you would think I would know all about the ways in which our society has undervalued women. I thought I knew plenty, but I was wrong. 

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