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Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Interracial Relationships: How to Get Involved, Stay Involved, and Educate Others About Racial and Social Injustice

Thursday, May 06, 2021
01:30 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 02:30 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 1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 6, 2021 for a continuation of our previous diversity and inclusion discussion focusing on identifying ways each of us can become more than allies in the fight for racial equality and social justice. Interracial marriage did not become legal in America until 1967. Over 50 years later, more than 11 million people are currently in interracial unions and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug, became the first interracial couple to represent the White House. Despite the rapid increase of interracial unions, prejudice and discrimination toward couples whose relationship falls outside what some in our society regard as the accepted standard still exists and can create roadblocks to their success and happiness. This discussion is aimed to provide further insight on some of the specific challenges interracial couples face in our business and legal communities. Our panelists will share personal stories and concrete action items that will include steps you can take to educate yourself on the impact of social intolerance, cultivate more accepting, welcoming social spaces for diverse couples and their families, and end social inequality.

Christopher S. Berdy, Butler Snow LLP, Birmingham, Alabama USA

Gail Rodgers, DLA Piper LLP (US), New York, New York USA
Patrick Rodgers

Ashley Garry, Head of Compliance Investigations - Roche Diagnostics Corporation and Roche Diagnostics Operations, Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Andrea Richter-Garry, VP – International Engagement, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

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.