Racial Justice

Weil launched the Racial Justice Program Series in June 2020 to foster dialogue about racial inequity in the United States. For this series, Weil invites prominent thought leaders from non-profits, universities, and other organizations to take part in fireside chats to discuss their work and how organizations and individuals can take action.

Racial Justice and Equity - A Year of Conscious Connections

We invite you to learn about Weil’s Racial Justice and Equity actions over the past year and our long-term commitment to making change.

Read Racial Justice and Equity: A Year of Conscious Connections

The Racial Justice Series highlights include:

  • Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, joined Weil for a fireside chat to discuss what it takes to be an antiracist and inspired us to do our part as individuals and institutions for the antiracist revolution to eliminate racism and inequity.
  • In honor of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Professors Martha Jones and Laura Free shared their research on the US women’s suffrage movement, highlighting the stories of the Black women who are often erased from this history.
  • To commemorate the UK Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, Weil’s London office hosted David Olusoga, author of Black and British: A Forgotten History. He discussed the events that led to the abolition of slavery, the compensation payments made and how these acts helped to shape modern day Britain.
  • Baratunde Thurston, podcast host and author of How To Be Black, joined the Firm in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to discuss his reimagined definition of “Citizen” and Dr. King’s legacy.
  • As part of Weil’s Black History Month, Weil hosted Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We Say, who discussed bias within the workplace, school and the criminal legal system, and the role individuals can play in addressing racial equity.
  • In honor of Women’s History Month, the Firm hosted Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor and leading authority on race, racism, and the law. Crenshaw discussed the importance of viewing history and current events through an intersectional lens, the origin of the #SayHerName campaign, and how we can create a future where all women are lifted up and valued.

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Key Contacts

Adam Banks

Adam B. Banks

Partner and Diversity Committee Co-Chair

New York

Adé K. Heyliger

Adé Heyliger

Partner and Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Washington, D.C.

Meredith Moore

Meredith Moore

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

New York