D.I.C.E. oversees The Chicago Bar Association's efforts to examine diversity issues impacting our communities and our legal profession. D.I.C.E. further aims to create activities and events designed to promote diversity, inclusivity, equity, and engagement in all aspects of the CBA. The overarching mission of D.I.C.E. will be to ensure that: Diversity, which is the range of different human characteristics that make us different from each other, includes to the extent possible within the membership, a focus that incorporates, race, gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, age, physical attributes and disability or challenges, religious and political beliefs. Click here to read our complete mission statement. Click here to find a comprehensive list of the CBA's diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.
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NNABA/ABA Study of Native American Women Attorneys
The voices of Native American attorneys, specifically women, have been left out of important conversations and studies in recent years. The National Native American Bar Association (“NNABA”) is working to correct this by conducting a first of its kind study exploring the unique experiences of Native American women who navigate the intersection of tribal identity, race, and gender in the legal profession. Learn more/register for the study here.
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday that recognizes June 19 as the day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. AARP recently shared a historical look at the holiday as well as 6 ways to mark the holiday.
Click on the links below to learn more and register for upcoming programs and events.
D.I.C.E. Inclusivity Symposium
ON DEMAND PROGRAMS
Click on the links below to learn more and register for on-demand programs we have hosted during the 2021-2022 bar year.
Spotlight on Chicago’s Chinatown Community: A Discussion with Alderman Sigcho-Lopez
Women's History Archive Project - YouTube
Inspiring Women: Lessons in Leadership and Legacy – Part 4 (03/29/22)
Inspiring Women: Lessons in Leadership and Legacy – Part 3 (03/22/22)
Inspiring Women: Lessons in Leadership and Legacy – Part 2 (03/15/22)
Inspiring Women: Lessons in Leadership and Legacy – Part 1 (03/01/22)
Advancing Social Justice Initiatives Through Alternative Dispute Resolution (4/4/22)
Black History Month: Celebrating the Dickerson Awards (2/24/22)
Take Action! An Open Discussion with ADR Professionals on the Need for More Diverse Mediators and Arbitrators (2/14/22)
Black Excellence: Influential Black Corporate Directors and Advisors - How to Raise Your Profile and Get a Board Seat (2/9/22)
Engaging the Community in The Fight for Social Justice: Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and The Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo (01/19/22)
Commentary and Conversation Series: Hate and What You Can Do About It - Part 1 (10/06/21)
Commentary and Conversation Series: Hate and What You Can Do About It - Part 2 (11/17/21)
Promoting Community Engagement and Social Justice: A Conversation with President of Malcolm X College Dr. David Sanders (11/09/2021)
A University for Chicago and a Man for All Seasons: A Conversation with University of Illinois Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis (10/05/21)
Pronoun Use and Other Tips for Writing in a Diverse Legal Environment (9/23/2021)