WLALA invites you to join a critical discussion between attorneys Kori S. Carew and Mia Frances Yamamoto about the work needed to change the culture of our
institutions (including law firms, corporations, non-profits, law schools, and bar associations) from within. Confronting inequities in the legal profession and our communities more broadly requires moving beyond declaring our commitment to diversity. By the same token, for some of us, forging a path toward belonging for ourselves requires a boldness that can be daunting. Drawing on their personal experiences and professional expertise, our speakers will address how attendees can choose to courageously interrupt “isms” to cultivate belonging and inclusion for themselves and others in their communities. The discussion will include guidance for listening with empathy, cultivating curiosity, negotiating with our vulnerability, standing up and speaking up, and redefining our understanding of belonging.