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Diversity and Social Justice

Welcome to the Birmingham Bar Association's
Diversity and Social Justice Webpage

Thank you for visiting this page, which brings together various resources designed to educate our members on racism, discrimination and inequalities in the justice system and throughout our society.  We hope these materials spur you to read, listen, learn, understand and act to bring about meaningful change. 

The Birmingham Bar Association supports and stands with our black members, all black attorneys and all members of the black community. As attorneys, we are leaders in the community and we commit to using our leadership roles to help bring about an end to racism and discrimination and to continually fight for racial and social justice.

Bibliography compiled by BBA Members
Check out these books and podcasts on racial justice and the fight for racial equity

Bridging History: Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
This documentary examines the legislative response to the historic and legendary events in Selma in March 1965 and provides a reminder of the importance of voting rights
Shared with permission from the Office of the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives

Frederick Douglass' July 4th Speech
Enjoy this video presentation of Frederick Douglass' July 4th speech from 1852

Resources from the National Conference of Bar Presidents
Readings, videos, toolkits and more on social justice, equity and anti-racism

Racial Equality Tools Glossary
This glossary, compiled by Racial Equity Tools, provides a degree of shared understanding regarding terms about race as a way of facilitating meaningful conversations about race

21-Day Racial Equity Curriculum
Consider embarking on this curriculum to increase your awareness of issues of racial equity

YouTube Dialogues with Emmanuel Acho
These "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" can help you learn and better understand issues on race

ABA Resources
This ABA website offers information and resources on issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society

Christian & Small Webcast: "Race, Education, and the Role of  Business and Community Leaders"
Leaders at local law firm Christian & Small have a conversation with a leader of Teach for America about racism in education and how community leaders can promote racial equity in education

Christian & Small Webcast: "An Honest Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Community"
Local law firm Christian & Small discusses ways to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal community.

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Birmingham Bar Association
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Phone: 205-251-8006