Pride Flag to Fly at Law Center, Honoring 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

By NJSBA Staff posted 06-20-2019 09:37


The pride flag will be raised over the New Jersey Law Center to recognize LGBT Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which provided momentum for a national movement for LGBTQ rights. A ceremony will be held June 26, immediately before the annual Diversity Summit, and will feature remarks from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin and the association's LGBT Rights Law Section Chair Shawn LaTourette.

The Pride flag will fly on the same pole as the one that features the foundation’s flag.

The ceremony will immediately preceed the NJSBA Diversity Summit, the theme of which this year is Diversity at a Crossroads: The Global Rise of Nativism, Nationalism and Extremism. The daylong program includes breakfast, lunch and is eligible for CLE credits in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Learn more and register here.

This year’s speakers include:
• Robert L. Lattimer, Non-Resident Scholar for Diversity Studies, Rutgers University; Associate Member Centre for Workforce Futures in the Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney-Australia on the values for the 21st Century and the promise of diversity;
• A panel discussion on the future of U.S. Immigration and Citizenship in the Wake of Nationalism and Nativism Trends with Michael Noriega, Esq., Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan; Asma Warsi, Esq., Law Offices of Asma Warsi; Adalgiza Nunez, Esq., Law Offices of Adalgiza Nunez;
• A presentation on Mainstreaming Hate: The Anti-Immigrant Movement in the U.S by Amy Feinman, Esq., Northeast Area Civil Rights Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League;
• A panel discussion on media and the reporting on the rise of extremism with Maria P. Vallejo, Esq., Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo; Hannan Adely, Staff Writer, The Record/USA Today Network; Lauren James-Weir, Esq., Gibbons P.C. and Amol Sinha, Esq., Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey;
• A presentation on prosecuting hate, bias and intimidation while respecting free speech with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes;
• A presentation on the role of the lawyer in combatting extremism and hate with Raymond M. Brown, Esq., Partner, Scarinci & Hollenbeck.