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The Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently hosted the “Racial Inequities in Law” virtual event to highlight the lived experiences of two law professionals who discussed the challenges of navigating inequitable laws as attorneys and People of Color. This event was part of the Foundation’s commitment to racial equity and challenging structural racism embedded in our culture, laws and policies, educational institutions, and economy.

“Education and open dialogue are critical to advancing a more equitable and inclusive community, which is core to the mission of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation,” said Vivian Oden, vice president for equity and inclusion.

The event featured moderator Jonathan C. Zur, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Khiara M. Bridges, J.D./Ph.D., professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law, and Wendell Taylor, managing partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth (DC office). The panelists shared meaningful ways to advocate for systemic change with the goal of creating a more equitable and thriving community with opportunity for all.

“Racial Inequities in Law” was presented in partnership with Hunton Andrews Kurth and Kaufman & Canoles.

Resources
Resources

Learn more:

What is racial equity?

Read the book, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson.

Find out How Lawyers Can Help with Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice here.

Download a copy of the Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter.

Read the book, The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein.

Access the report from the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law here.

Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequity in the Criminal Justice System

The Evolving Science on Implicit Bias: An Updated Resource for the State Court Community

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