“I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom…I want to be remembered as one who tried.”
The Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys (MBWA) stands against racism and inequality. We are horrified and repulsed by the senseless death of George Floyd. George Floyd, an unarmed black man was killed at the hands of police officers. Preceding his death were the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others. These brutal deaths have placed a much-needed spotlight on the challenges that African Americans in this country face every day. Our community has been strengthened as we observe the many peaceful protests throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the country, and the world calling for the end of racial injustice.
MBWA’s mission is to seek to eradicate sexism and racism in the legal profession, and advance equal employment opportunities. Too often, Black legal professionals experience racial inequity in the form of microaggressions, stereotypes, and institutional barriers. Since 1981, MBWA has been providing cutting edge programming to advance our mission.
It is important that we get out to vote, complete the census, and that we pay attention to legislation that affects our community. May we never become silent to things that matter and injustice around us.
-The Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys Board-
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