Seminar Code: EDC200623
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.
Lawyers who want to learn more about the impact of world situations on diversity and inclusion initiatives within the legal profession.