The Allyship is Action campaign is the first in a series of educational social media campaigns related to D+I. Allyship is Action showcases a diverse variety of our attorneys’ voices and viewpoints promoting the concept of allyship and helping both ourselves and others understand how to be a more effective ally to marginalized and underrepresented communities.
This first article by partner Dario de Martino shares his perspective on the importance of working to be an effective ally through amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities on a continual basis in order to help bring about meaningful and lasting change. This is the first in a series of articles, videos, podcasts, and other content created as part of our campaign to educate ourselves on how to be an effective ally.
Our new D+I podcast series, Diversity in Practice, was launched as a way to not only share best practices with our clients, colleagues, communities and prospective talent, but also as a way to highlight and profile some of our diverse talent. The first two episodes of Diversity in Practice align with our Allyship is Action campaign, which aims to promote the concept of active allyship across many communities. Join Terra Winston from Next Step Partners and Dario de Martino, a Mergers + Acquisitions partner in our New York office, to learn about the steps we can take to become an effective ally and how allyship differs from mentorship and other forms of advocacy.
On August 5, as a part of our D+I Spectrum Speaker Series, we will host Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell William Brooks. Professor Brooks will discuss the Ahmaud Arbery case, systemic racism, police power, and constitutional rights. The conversation will also cover the protests following the killing of George Floyd, police response, and how these protests are different from other historical protests. San Francisco and New York Litigation partner Josh Hill will facilitate a short question and answer session after the presentation.