Diversity Events and Announcement

Diversity Events and Announcement


The Diversity Committee is interested in highlighting diversity achievements and achievements of diverse people and businesses in Louisiana.  If you have an accomplishment that you would like to share or a recommendation of a person or business who should be highlighted, please email Tricia Pierre.
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2015 Diversity Conclave Highlights Include Freedom Riders Exhibit
The 2015 Eighth Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015.  It will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, located at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans.  This year's theme is "Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights: Moving the Pendulum Forward."


Highlights of the 2015 Conclave will include:


Kim M. Keenan, President and CEO of MMTC (Minority Media & Telecom Council)

Freedom Riders,
a traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in partnership with American Experience; funded through the National Endowment for Humanities.

CLE Sessions on the following topics:

  • Criminal Law Panel Discussion: Police Violence Against Minorities - moderated by the Honorable Kern A. Reese, the Chief Judge of the Orleans Parish Civil Court;
  • LGBT same sex marriage issues;
  • Immigration;
  • Civil Rights Panel Discussion, moderated by the Honorable Roland L. Belsome, Jr., of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  This panel also features Hank Thomas, one of the thirteen original Freedom Riders, and A.P. Tureaud, Jr., the first African-American to enroll as an undergraduate student at LSU.

Keep posted - online registration will begin soon!  Click here for more event information.

Do you or your organization want to show support of the Conclave?  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT ALL LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE!  Click here for sponsorship information. 





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