This series of one-hour virtual programs is designed to help raise awareness and understanding about race in the professional world and in the larger movement for equal justice. We hope attendees are inspired to become knowledgeable and fluent on ways in which we can work toward a more diverse and equitable society.
Redlining – America’s Past and Present
November 17 - 1:00 p.m. PT
As we dive deeper into our educational series on race, diversity, and justice, we invite you to join us for a conversation on redlining in America’s past and present. We look forward to welcoming Richard Rothstein, former columnist for the New York Times, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute and fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to discuss his book, The Color of Law. Richard will explore the history of how American governments have aided residential racial segregation across the U.S. in the twentieth century. We look forward to an impactful conversation, which will include time for Q&A. The first 100 registrants will receive a copy of Richard's book, The Color of Law.
Previous events in this series.
Civic Engagement and Voting Rights Panel Presentation
September 21 - 11:00 a.m. PT
Fenwick’s Voting Rights Initiative has partnered with several nonpartisan organizations focused on protecting democracy through fair elections and voter participation. We’ve invited Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Vote Forward, Civic Alliance, and Civic Responsibility Project to share their insights on how individuals and companies can get involved in the electoral process. Fenwick Chair Richard Dickson will provide opening remarks and Fenwick partner Daniel Brownstone will moderate the discussion.
- Nancy Anderson, Director of Legal Mobilization and Pro Bono for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Keara Fenzel, Project Director, Civic Responsibility Project
- Steven Levine, Director, Civic Alliance
- Scott Forman, Founder & CEO, Vote Forward
Diversity in Tech: A Chat with Shellye Archambeau, Former CEO, MetricStream
October 21 - 10:00 a.m. PT
Shellye Archambeau, former CEO of Metricstream, Fortune 500 board member, and author, will sit down with Fenwick partner Gordon Davidson to discuss her road to success and the many obstacles she overcame as one of Silicon Valley’s first Black female CEOs. During this interactive Q&A session, Shellye will share her wisdom and life lessons and offer tools for creating the life you want to live - many of which are featured in her newly released book, Unapologetically Ambitious.