Advocacy Exchange: What We've Been Missing About Diversity

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The Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the July episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled What We've Been Missing About Diversity, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a monthly conversation hosted by the Clearinghouse Community with advocates advancing change.

What's the most sustainable and compelling basis for seeking a diverse staff in our social justice law firms? Is it community relations? Moral reasons? Legal obligations? Or is it instead something called the "diversity bonus," the scientifically proven notion that diversity makes us smarter and better able to respond to change?

Join the July 2018 episode of the Advocacy Exchange for a conversation with two faculty members from the Shriver Center's Racial Justice Training Institute, Ada Shen-Jaffe and Bill Kennedy, a founder of the Race Equity Project. They will discuss how the "diversity bonus" applies to our legal organizations and the five steps we can take to make it a reality in our work.

For more, be sure to read Bill's new Clearinghouse article, "The 'Diversity Bonus': What Public Interest Law Firms Have Missed Regarding Diversity."

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