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The Bridge - Resources
The Bridge - Resources is an every-other-week compilation which highlights opportunities and resources relevant to our mission and the time we are living in. If you come across something that you think our readers would enjoy or benefit from,
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Pride is Fast Approaching; Time to Get Ready
Although Pittsburgh’s annual Pride celebration in Point State Park has been postponed until the fall due to Covid-19, June is still Pride month and it is fast approaching.
Because of the coronavirus, many organizations will mark Pride virtually. For ideas on how to celebrate Pride virtually, you could turn to this resource from Out & Equal:
Grant confirms what Bill Henderson and Arin Reeves have both told Coalition members at past meetings. Missed these meetings? Henderson’s slides and a video of Reeves’ training on behavioral interviewing are available the PLDIC’s Members Only page. In the same space, the Coalition’s recently released Best Practices Recruiting Guide is also available. Any employee of a PLDIC member organization may access the Members Only page by filling out the “Members Only Access Request."
Why This Time Might Be Better Than Last
Virus Crisis Could Test Law Firms’ Diversity Efforts
Women and diverse lawyers suffered disproportionately in the last recession. There’s reason to think that perhaps this time will be better.
Giving feedback can be hard and lawyers aren’t — any of us — the best at it. And now it’s harder than ever when all feedback must be done remotely. If you would like to sharpen your remote feedback skills, here’s a post that might help.
Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Emory professor Jericho Brown wrote
‘Bullet Points” in response to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed black man out for a jog in Georgia. NPR and author, poet, and Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander have called for poets everywhere to contribute to a crowd-sourced response and remembrance.
Learn more and submit a poem here.
New Documentary Series Presents
History of Asian Americans
Asian Americans - Now Streaming on PBS
People of Asian and Pacific Island descent have lived in the U.S. for over 150 years, yet have struggled to have their experiences and contributions documented. “Asian Americans,” a new five-part series created by PBS and WETA, aims to remedy this.