Conversations on Racial Justice: Swift Currie Participates in ABA 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge
This week, Swift Currie concludes its 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge, organized by the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association and conceived by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr.
Along with Terry Brantley, managing partner, and members of the Executive Committee, roughly 70 members of the firm participated in daily readings on the Black American experience and weekly discussion groups, co-led by partners Martine Cumbermack and Crystal McElrath.
Participants found the challenge to be “eye-opening” and “well worth the time." We have not only enjoyed the experience of reading and listening to all the perspectives on the syllabus, as well as at Swift Currie, but many already notice tangible changes in their personal and professional lives. Indeed, the challenge has laid the foundation for unprecedented conversations about racial injustice in our workplace, as well as for meaningful opportunities to engage in allyship outside of our workplace.
Swift Currie recognizes the unique and weighty position we hold in society as members of the legal community. We are charged with pursuing and upholding justice. Certainly, an exercise in racial equity habit-building allows us to better carry this mantle.
Swift Currie is proud to be one of the first law firms to take up the American Bar Association’s challenge as a collective, equally proud of the employees at all levels of the firm who accepted the challenge and even more proud of our ongoing commitment to racial equity and justice.
If you are interested learning more, we invite you to check out the challenge here.