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Guided Conversations: Highlighting Experiences of Intersectionality Webinar

Created to improve dialogue about race, ethnicity, and gender, the Guided Conversations Project aims to illuminate the intersectional experiences of women of color and promote allyship in the legal profession. In honor of this vision and Women’s History Month, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, co-sponsored by the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, is hosting a day of conversation to convene highly accomplished women to share their experiences. This free virtual program will feature women lawyers of diverse demographic backgrounds and legal specialties in a 60-minute discussion moderated by former CWP Chair Michele Coleman Mayes followed by a 30-minute Q&A portion.

Watch the video recording - on Youtube

This Talk Isn't Cheap

"Women of Color and White Women Attorneys Find Common Ground" provides a guide to improving conversations about gender, race, and ethnicity, also referred to as intersectionality, so that all women can work together in combating the barriers to advancement in the legal profession. This report explores the reasons why women of color have feelings of mistrust toward their white female colleagues while also addressing the challenges white women experience in attempting to understand the needs of their minority female colleague.


Read - The Report

Guided Conversation Presentation Slides

When hosting a Guided Conversations program with your legal organization or bar association, use these customizable slides to highlight the findings from the report.

Facilitator's Guide

Here is everything you will need to know in order to facilitate a Guided Conversations program, including sample questions and tips for maintaining respectful dialogue.

Download - Facilitator's Guide

Video Vignettes

Themes from "This Talk Isn't Cheap," such as identity, brokenness, and poverty vs. privilege, were explored in video vignettes. Here you can see a synopsis of each eye-opening video. Click on each vignette's title to view the video.