Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.

Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. BWLA

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🥇Deadline is this Friday! Please click the link in our bio for the application link. Prompt: Would you categorize the gr...
04/05/2021

🥇Deadline is this Friday! Please click the link in our bio for the application link.

Prompt: Would you categorize the groups of people who breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021 as exercising their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and expression, or did their conduct warrant criminal sanctions? How did the media classification of their actions compare to that of the groups of individuals involved in Black Lives Matter gatherings in the Summer of 2020? How has the history of race relations in America shaped these classifications?

🥇Deadline is this Friday! Please click the link in our bio for the application link.

Prompt: Would you categorize the groups of people who breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021 as exercising their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and expression, or did their conduct warrant criminal sanctions? How did the media classification of their actions compare to that of the groups of individuals involved in Black Lives Matter gatherings in the Summer of 2020? How has the history of race relations in America shaped these classifications?

The BWLA Civil Rights Action Committee has created a forum for its members to engage directly with community activists a...
09/11/2020

The BWLA Civil Rights Action Committee has created a forum for its members to engage directly with community activists and public officials to identify challenges facing the community and opportunities for us to play a role to promote civil rights and liberties in our communities. We need your voices to effect change!

Join us for Part One of this series on September 23rd and find more information about this three-part Virtual Town Hall Series in our e-newsletter this week!

See linktree to RSVP!

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321 S Plymouth Ct, Ste 600
Chicago, IL
60604

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Founded in 1987, the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (“BWLA”) is one of the fastest growing bar associations in Illinois. BWLA is representative of African-American female attorneys, judges, law professors and law students in the Chicago metropolitan area and across the Midwest. BWLA is committed to serving our membership, the greater legal community and the general public through educational programs, mentoring/networking opportunities, community outreach, scholarship awards to law students and various educational pipeline programs and initiatives. BWLA has recognized and rewarded notable African-American women attorneys and other civic leaders for their achievements and contributions to the legal community and society. Despite the hard won achievements of some, barriers still exist for African-American women lawyers. African-American female lawyers still face the challenges brought on by the intersection of race and gender, including professional isolation, pay inequities, sexual harassment, and the glass ceiling. BWLA has been diligent and uncompromising in its commitment to addressing important issues that affect the lives of minority practitioners in the profession. BWLA is committed to promoting excellence in the profession and encouraging the inclusion of African-American attorneys in law firms, the judiciary, governmental agencies and corporations. BWLA recognizes that we live in an America that does not always embrace our differences. It is with this recognition that BWLA has committed its time and resources to encourage programming that supports diversity Drawing upon the expertise and backgrounds of its membership, BWLA has developed programs and workshops to advance and assist African-American female lawyers in public and private practice, the judiciary and academia. Through building coalitions with other organizations, BWLA not only aims to address and combat the challenges that African-American female lawyers face in the profession, but through its programming and diversity initiatives, BWLA also brings about positive change in the legal workplace.

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