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Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Colleagues with Disabilities: How to Get Involved, Stay Involved, and Educate Others About Racial and Social Injustice

Thursday, April 21, 2022
01:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 02:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join the IADC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for a panel discussion.


Join the IADC at 1:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 21 as we continue our diversity and inclusion discussions focusing on identifying ways each of us can become more than allies in the fight for social equality in the legal profession and social justice.

There are approximately 40.7 million Americans with disabilities that lead independent, self-affirming lives. People with disabilities have had to battle against centuries of biased assumptions, harmful stereotypes, and irrational fears. During this interview, we will examine how disability rights are sometimes viewed separate from the rights of other underrepresented groups and how this impacts our colleagues with disabilities in the workplace and beyond. The discussion will focus on how stereotypes affect the hiring, promotion, and retention of differently abled attorneys in the practice of law and businesses.

Our special guest Lisa Sutton will share personal stories and concrete action items that will include steps you can take to educate yourself on the unique daily struggles disabled lawyers face in the workspace. This will allow all of us to cultivate more accepting, welcoming social spaces and identify actions that ensure the inclusion of persons with a range of potential conditions that require a deeper understanding of what “access” means to allow full engagement and participation. 

David C. Landever
, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., Cleveland, Ohio USA with assistance from Emily H. Quan, Eaton Corporation, PLC, Cleveland, Ohio USA

Lisa Sutton
, Eaton Corporation, PLC, Cleveland, Ohio USA

For Zoom meeting details, click here. (please note this document is password protected; you must be logged into the IADC website to view) 

If you would like this Zoom meeting as a calendar appointment, please see the document above.