CLE: Moving BEYOND “White Fragility”: Honest, Effective Conversations About Race after May 14th
3.5 CLE credits: 2.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias, 1.5 Ethics (full program appropriate for experienced attorneys, 1.5 Ethics appropriate for newly admitted attorneys)
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Black writer Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo believes we are way beyond holding hands when it comes to talking about race. Massey will present her take on the book “White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo. Attendees will have the chance to contextualize race from an unfiltered, real-world experience rather than theory. With frankness and practicality, Massey’s goal is to leave audiences with self-clarity and the ability to participate in conversations within their own personal spheres of influence with genuine confidence, humor and humility. Participants will discuss May 14th and what led up to the tragedy.
Important Note – Participants are encouraged to read White Fragility before the session.
Welcome & Introduction/Moderators:
Stephanie Joy Calhoun, Esq., Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Hugh M. Russ, III, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Immediate Past President, Bar Association of Erie County
Nanette D. Massey, Writer, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Facilitator