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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
01:30 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 02:30 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

**This program was originally scheduled for April 7 but needed to be moved to the new date of April 14 due to a client conflict.** Please join the IADC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for a panel discussion.

Join the IADC at 1:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, April 14 for a continuation of our diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions focusing on identifying ways each of us can become more than allies in the fight for racial equality and social justice. In 2009, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her appointment and confirmation inspired all women of color, especially Latinas, who according to statistics from the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) account for less than 2 percent of American lawyers. Additionally, only a few get the opportunity to become shareholders at major law firms or general counsel for major corporations. While we have generally explored how we can become allies to Latinx friends and colleagues, this week’s discussion will focus specifically on the experiences of Latinas. This discussion is aimed to provide further insight on some of the specific challenges Latinas 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 and to make changes in your workplace, your community, and the organizations that you support, toward ending racism and social inequality.

Alex J. Hagan, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh, NC USA with assistance from Mary Catherine Way, DLA Piper LLP (US), Dallas, Texas USA

Laura E. De Santos, Gordon & Rees, LLP, Houston, Texas USA
Michelle A. Hernandez, Modrall Sperling, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Lucia V. Pazos, MG&M Law Firm, Miami, Florida USA

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