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Juneteenth: More than Just a Holiday – Learning from our History and Fortifying our Future
June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by the Minorities in the Profession Section
-Kenya Tyson (Assistant Provost, Academic Affairs & University Curriculum at The New School)
-Ray Brown (Partner, Pashman Stein)
-Paula Edgar (attorney and CEO of PGE Consulting Group LLC, a strategy firm providing DEI and professional development solutions)
-Cliff Dawkins (Assistant Dean and Director of Minority Student Program, Rutgers University)
-Cedric Ashley (Coach, Author, Speaker, & Attorney)
-Nasheena Porter (Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor, Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer, Union County Prosecutor’s Office)
Juneteenth is recognized as a day of reflection about an extended history of injustice and enslavement against African Americans. Last year, in the wake of a series of violence against African Americans, we saw an increased acknowledgment of the critical importance of this holiday, particularly within the legal field and profession. This program aims to expand the movement toward education of the history of confrontations that African Americans have overcome, as well as foster discussion regarding ways that we, as legal professionals, can continue to battle the injustices against African Americans.