California was the first state to sign the Act into law on July 3, 2019 followed by New York, New Jersey, and Colorado. It is our hope that Tennessee will soon join these states in passing the Act.
During the virtual webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear from Senator Raumesh Akbari, who is responsible for introducing a Bill in the Tennessee Senate that would amend the Tennessee Human Rights Act to prevent hairstyle discrimination based on race. We will also have a panel discussion encompassing several members of the legal community to speak on the importance of this Bill.
Keynote Speaker: Senator Raumesh Akbari
Judge Jayne Chandler, Shelby County Municipal Court Judge
Judicial Commissioner Shayla Purifoy
Asia Diggs Meador, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Compliance and Human Resources with Meritan
Tressa Johnson, Attorney, Partner and Founder of Johnson & Bennett PLLC
Henry Reeves, Attorney, Founder and Owner of the Reaves Law Firm
Wendy Greene, Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Luther Mercer II, JD., Director of Development, Advocacy, Sustainability for Whole Child Strategies, Inc
*Speaker biographies are coming soon.
You will receive a unique zoom link one hour before the start of the program. Handout materials will be sent in a dropbox link.
|$30.00||No CLE Credit Needed|
|FREE||Law Students- Free|
|$50.00||MBA/ BFJ Chapter/ AWA Members|
|$70.00||Non MBA/ BFJ/ AWA Member|
D'Onna James, Project Coordinator
Lauren Gooch, CLE Director
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