The following November performances of Race will be followed by discussions led by members of the Bay Area legal community.
Thursday, November 3 - Focus on white-collar crimes
Led by Patrick Thompson, Goodwin Procter LLP
Mary McNamara, white-collar criminal defense lawyer. Partner at Swanson McNamara, a trial and appellate law firm specializing in criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
Thursday, November 10 - Focus on Women of Color in the Legal Community
**Will be attended by CMCP Executive Director, Marci Rubin and CMCP Board Co-Chair, Deborah Broyles, Reed Smith
Led by Patrick Thompson, Goodwin Procter LLP
Wilda L. White, Executive Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law.
Jennifer Madden, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County
A hit on Broadway this past season, RACE sets forth a power struggle between three attorneys as they take on a shocking and brutal case - a sensational trial in which a white executive has been charged with physically assaulting an African American woman in his hotel room. When the race card is played, alliances between the attorney's shift, and perceptions of justice no longer remain black and white. RACE explores the issues of race and the legal profession, in and out of the courtroom, as well as the law-office board room. No topic is off-limits in this thrilling new play from of one of America's greatest playwrights.
Allen Matkins and CMCP invite you to be our guest for the documentary film screening ofCRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICEonWednesday, November 9, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live.
The evening will commence with a cocktail reception followed by the documentary film screening, and conclude with a Q&A session with Justice Reynoso and Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg.
This is a unique opportunity to join others from the business community, local politicians and dignitaries, college & law students from For People of Color's Pipeline Program, and students from Roosevelt High School to discuss the life and achievements of Cruz Reynoso, the child, the lawyer, the judge and the teacher, who fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all.
During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso, the son of farm workers who became the first Latino to be appointed to the California Supreme Court, has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child growing up in Orange County, and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all.
It's time for the annual Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards!
Come network with your fellow minority attorneys and law students from over 25 Bay Area minority organizations, as together we celebrate those of our colleagues who have best shown a dedication to working in a unified manner to advance the cause of diversity in the legal profession. In addition, one attorney will be awarded the MBC Trailblazer Award to honor either a special achievement over the past year or their lifetime achievement for the cause of diversity in the legal profession.
CMCP is pleased to announce our 2011 Unity Award honoree: Nicole Harris of PG&E. Please join us in celebrating with Nicole as she spends the evening making sure, as always, that anyone knows everyone.
This year's Unity Awards Reception is FREE to all, and will be held on:
Monday, November 14 6:30-8:30 PM
Graciously hosted at the: Alumni Reception Center University of California, Hastings College of the Law 200 McAllister Street.
Our hosts: Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Hastings Chinese Law and Culture Society, Hastings Middle Eastern Law Students Association, Hastings Outlaw, Hastings Race & Poverty Organization, Iranian Law Student Association, Korean American Law Students Association, La Raza Law Students Association, Pilipino American Law Society, South Asian Law Students Association, Vietnamese American Law Society
Our sponsors: Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area; The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF); Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom; Black Women Lawyers of Northern California; California Association of Black Lawyers; California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP); Charles Houston Bar Association; East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association; Filipino Bar Association of Northern California; Iranian American Bar Association; Korean American Bar Association of Northern California; Queen’s Bench Bar Association; Santa Clara Black Lawyers Association; La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County; South Asian Bar Association of Northern California; Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California; and Women Lawyers of Alameda County.
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