“DRI’s Commitment to Diversity: Attend the Annual Meeting and the celebration of the Civil Rights Act.
The Annual Meeting set for October 23-25, 2014 in San Francisco, promises to be the best yet. With an impressive list of speakers on a wide variety of topics, the event should be both insightful and impactful. Among the headline events and of particular significance to the Diversity Committee, is the main stage program which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The importance of this anniversary and its impact on diverse people since its passage, cannot be overstated. This program is designed to highlight and meaningfully consider the incredible opportunities that have arisen as a result.
One of DRI’s primary objectives is to educate and enhance its membership. As lawyers, we should value diversity and the enrichment it provides. Recognizing and valuing our differences enhances our life experiences and allows us to better represent our clients and become better lawyers. The Civil Rights presentation allows us to celebrate our differences and the progress that has been achieved over the last 50 years in society at large and within the profession.
The fact that this program is at the heart of this year’s Annual Meeting underscores DRI’s meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion. As an officer of the Diversity Committee for the last several years, this commitment to advance issues of diversity is palpable. Please attend the Annual Meeting and the Civil Rights Act Program. It should be an amazing opportunity to celebrate diversity and inclusion simultaneously. Hope to see you all there.”
Rosary A. Hernandez, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, Phoenix, AZ