DiveIn - Diversity and Inclusion at Orrick

A Day of Inclusion, Celebration and Education

On Wednesday, November 12, Orrick will host our sixth annual "Dive/In"—a worldwide celebration of the different backgrounds and cultures that constitute the global community in which we practice law. As part of this celebration, we are hosting diversity and inclusion events for clients and friends of the firm in six communities across the country—each focused on a different view on diversity and inclusion. (Please note our San Francisco office event with Jason Collins is on Monday, November 10.)

We hope you and your colleagues will join us for one of the following events.

Los Angeles - Wednesday, November 12

A luncheon and discussion focused on the effects of the Los Angeles Riots and community response to it. We are delighted to welcome Connie Rice, Esq., from Advancement Project, a next-generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Ms. Rice is renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling problems of inequity and exclusion.


12:30 p.m.


Orrick's Los Angeles Office
777 South Figueroa Street, Suite 3200 [map]

New York - Wednesday, November 12

An evening discussion and reception with the Honorable Damon Keith, a lawyer, civil rights leader and jurist with over 45 years on the federal bench. Judge Keith was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Lyndon Johnson and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter. Judge Keith is also the subject of the biographical book, Crusader for Justice, copies of which will be available at the event.


6:30 p.m.


Orrick's New York Office
CBS Building [map]
51 West 52nd Street, 23rd Floor

Orange County – November 12 

A luncheon and discussion, on international border immigration issues, featuring University of California, Irvine law professor Annie Lai, and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles immigration attorney Dominique Quevedo. Professor Lai and Ms. Quevedo will offer a thought-provoking discussion on immigration issues faced by the Southern California community, including immigration detention and the naturalization process. An hour of CLE credit will be offered.


12:00 p.m.


Orrick's Orange County Office
2050 Main Street, Suite 1100 [map]

San Francisco - Monday, November 10

An evening discussion and reception with Jason Collins, a professional basketball player of the NBA. Mr. Collins became the first active male player in any of the four major American professional sports to announce that he is gay in a cover story for Sports Illustrated. President Obama expressed his gratitude to Mr. Collins for his courageous announcement and said he "couldn't be prouder."

Mr. Collins attended Stanford University, where he was an All-American during the 2000—2001 season. He was also named to the All Pac-10 First Team and awarded the NABC Pete Newell "Big Man of the Year" Award. Earlier this year, Mr. Collins was featured on the cover of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World." He currently serves on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.


6:00 p.m.


Orrick's San Francisco Office
405 Howard Street [map]

Silicon Valley - Wednesday, November 12 

An afternoon reception and discussion entitled: Fresh Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years and Counting. Student artists from the Music Mural and Arts Project (MMAP) will present an art show featuring original pieces reflecting our Dive/In theme of Moving Forward Together and the current youth perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. Art will include music, paintings and photographs of mural installations. MMAP staff will discuss their mission, progress and the role sponsors such as Orrick have played in impacting the lives of youth in the communities they serve. MMAP is an organization that was founded by Orrick Partner Eugene Clark-Herrera in East Palo Alto and has expanded with the support of Bay Area businesses and community organizations.


5:00 p.m.


Orrick's Silicon Valley Office
1000 Marsh Road [map]

Washington, D.C. - Wednesday, November 12

An afternoon discussion on the theme: Impact of the Civil Rights Act: Education and De-segregation in the District. Well known reporter, anchor, writer and host, Alison Stewart will speak about her research and book: First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School. This event is aimed at raising awareness on an important topic to both the D.C. Community and Orrick as many of Orrick's community service projects are focused on schools, children and education. A cocktail reception will follow.


4:30 p.m.


Orrick's Washington, D.C. Office
Columbia Center [map]
1152 15th Street, N.W.

Please email Kris Greene, Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, or call her at 415.773.4528, with any questions regarding the above events.

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