Exploring Intersectionality & The Legal Industry in 2020

Presented by the Racial Justice Initiative of the Barristers Club and The Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)

Exploring Intersectionality & The Legal Industry in 2020

Viewing and guided discussion regarding “Rising Power: Building an Intersectional Justice Movement in the United States” 

Date Wednesday July 8, 2020
Program 9:30-10:45 a.m.
MCLE No MCLE provided


Ernest Hammond
Senior Product Counsel, Twilio

Jay Hoon Lee
Justice and Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San 

Prerna Lal
Lal Legal

Kelly Matayoshi
Farella Braun + Martel


Lindsey Mignano
Smith Shapourian Mignano

“Rising Power” brings us to Madison, Wisconsin, where we meet community organizers Kabzuag and M, co-directors of Freedom, Inc. What began as a sexual assault support group has grown into an organization at the forefront of battles over education reform, police brutality, land access and ownership, women’s safety and security, and mental health. Driven by their own intimate experiences of violence and poverty, M and Kabzuag have carved out a space for multiracial, multilingual, and multigenerational community members to disrupt a broken system, equipping Black, Hmong, and Khmer women, queer, and gender non-conforming folks with the tools they need to confront oppression in all facets of their lives and ultimately build a roadmap toward shared liberation. 

The episode may be viewed online for free here, and is approximately 18 minutes.  Please view the episode prior to our discussion regarding the following topics:


  • What is intersectionality and what are some examples of it in 2020?
  • How does the film Rising Power illuminate the concept of intersectionality?
  • How does the legal industry address the intersectionality issues raised in the film?
  • Why is it important for people of color (POC) to raise consciousness surrounding the intersectionality issues raised in the firm, in the legal workplace? 

For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: B201498


Free BASF Law Student
 $20 BASF and BALIF Members
 $35 Nonmember

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A link to access the Zoom meeting will be sent in your confirmation e-mail 2 hours prior to the start of the event.

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7/8/2020 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Online Only-Zoom CA

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