DiveIn - Diversity and Inclusion at Orrick

A Day of Inclusion, Celebration and Education

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Orrick will host our fourth 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 in every Orrick office and for clients and friends of the firm in five cities across the country—each focused on a different view on diversity.

NEW YORK

Diversity & Politics: Perspectives on the 2012 Presidential Campaigns. One week after Election Day, please join us for a panel discussion on how diversity-related issues impacted the 2012 campaigns and outcome. Our panel will include Bill Burton, former deputy press secretary under President Barack Obama and national press secretary for the Obama for America 2008 campaign, and Sean Sweeney, former chief of staff to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Bill and Sean also are co-founders of the super PAC Priorities USA Action. Republican Party representatives and other commentators from the front lines of this year’s campaigns are being confirmed and will be announced in advance of the event.

Time:
Location:
6:30 p.m.
Orrick's New York Office
CBS Building
51 West 52nd Street (map)
212-506-5000

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PORTLAND
A discussion with guest speakers from the Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Oregon’s immigrant communities through access to affordable legal and educational services. The discussion will focus on ICS’s new anti-trafficking initiative, which provides social services advocacy, case management and referral services to survivors of trafficking. A reception will follow the discussion.
Time:
Location:

4:00 p.m.
Orrick's Portland Office
1120 NW Couch St., Suite 200 (map)
503-943-4800

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SAN FRANCISCO
A book discussion and reading with Judge Lise Pearlman, author of The Sky's the Limit: People v. Newton, The REAL Trial of the 20th Century? Judge Pearlman and three invited guests will perform a reading from a segment of the Newton trial featured in her book. Co-sponsored by the Charles Houston Bar Association and the Vietnamese Bar Association of Northern California. MCLE Credit - 1 hour of Elimination of Bias credit.
Time:
Location:
6:00 p.m.
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street (map)
415-773-5700

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SILICON VALLEY
A networking event followed by a screening of In Whose Honor?, a groundbreaking documentary that takes a critical look at the long-running practice of "honoring" Native American Indians by using them as mascots and nicknames in sports and examines the issues of racism, stereotypes, and the powerful effects of mass-media imagery. We will also be joined by Orrick pro bono client, Nancy Rosales, owner of Neveria Abel 1950, a minority women-owned premium organic ice cream company currently selling to Draeger’s and Whole Foods. Nancy will be bringing samplings of her creative ice cream flavors, such as Mexican Hot Chocolate and Agave Tequila, to enjoy during the film.
Time:
Location:
5:00 p.m.
Orrick's Silicon Valley Office
1000 Marsh Road, Building 1000 (map)
650-614-7400

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WASHINGTON, D.C.
A screening of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, with special guests Robin Fryday, co-director/producer and Shirley Gavin Floyd, Civil Rights Activist Committee Birmingham, Alabama. The film profiles Mr. James Armstrong – a barber and foot soldier who cut hair (including Dr. Martin Luther King's), had his children integrate an all-white elementary school and marched on Bloody Sunday across the Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for all Americans. A reception will follow the discussion.
Time:
Location:

5:30 p.m.
Orrick's Washington, D.C. Office
1152 15th Street, N.W. (map)
202-339-8400

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Please contact Kris Greene, senior manager of Diversity and Inclusion, at kgreene@orrick.com or 415-773-5428 with any questions about the above events.

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