Webinar: Understanding Race and Racism (1 hr CLE: KY, OH, PA; Pending in IL)

Ulmer’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is proud to continue its “Unapologetically Into Action” series, a group of educational programs and events that enable us to have meaningful discussion on potential solutions and actions to stop racism, inequity, and discrimination.

Join Ulmer’s DEI Committee on Thursday, February 24, at 12:30 p.m. ET for a virtual discussion on understanding race and racism and why this should matter to everyone, especially lawyers. Special guest Robert L. Solomon, Esq., Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University will help us:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the origin of race and racism in our society and why it is the source of many challenges we face in our democracy;
  • Develop stamina for confronting uncomfortable conversations about race;
  • Understand conceptional definitions of anti-racist theories and learn practical applications to counter individual biases and everyday microaggressions; and
  • Engage in critical analysis of how lawyers, as officers of the court and thought leaders in the community, can grow professionally from this knowledge and become agents of change to advance equity and inclusion in our society.

The program will also include a special discussion of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo, a New York Times bestselling book that explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Check Amazon or your local library for a copy of the book.

CLE Credit: This webinar is pending approval for 1 hour of ethics/professional conduct CLE credit in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania for the live webcast only.