Asian American Experiences under COVID-19: Looking Back to Move Forward in the Legal Profession

June 23, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Webinar

Seminar Code: EDC200623

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Presented by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

About the Program

COVID-19 has inflamed anti-Asian sentiments, causing a spike in anti-Asian discrimination and violence, as well as increased vulnerability for (non-Asian) black, brown, and indigenous people. We will attempt to unpack the fear, mistrust, and implicit and explicit biases that exist in American society and the legal profession. We will examine how COVID-19 related events intensify discrimination against particular groups at any given time through the lens of the Asian American experience during the pandemic and how these issues can impact diversity and inclusion goals within the legal profession.

Join us for a fireside chat as we discuss discrimination against Asian-Americans throughout history and now, the portrayal of China as a growing threat in the media, and life under COVID-19, including as lawyers. We will have an engaging discussion about what we can do, as individuals and at our companies, to counter these biases in the legal profession.  

The discussion is intended to be interactive, so please bring your questions and comments.

You Will Learn

  • About the implicit and explicit biases that exist in the legal profession
  • How COVID-19 related events intensify discrimination against particular groups
  • How these issues can impact diversity and inclusion goals within the legal profession

Who Should Attend

Lawyers who want to learn more about the impact of world situations on diversity and inclusion initiatives within the legal profession.

Cost

Free

Speakers

christine jean-louis Christine Jean-Louis
Office of the Attorney General, Hartford

Fred Lee Fred Lee
University of Connecticut, Storrs

Priya Purandare Priya Purandare
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Washington DC

Asker__Saeed Asker A. Saeed
South Asian Bar Association of North America, Hartford

Moderator

Michelle Querijero Michelle Querijero
Allied World Assurance Company, Farmington


CLE Credit

CT: 1.5 CLE Credits (Ethics)

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Contact

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