Webinar: Recognizing and Responding to Discrimination in the Workplace

Today’s workplace thrives on innovation, empowerment, and an open dialogue. But what happens when social and political discord seep into the workplace, bringing with it polarizing views and sometimes intolerance and discrimination?

Please join us Thursday, September 20 for a training with Dariely Rodriguez and Arusha Gordon of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. They will discuss how to prevent, recognize, and respond to discrimination in the workplace, including among colleagues, clients, and customers. 

Here are the details:

WHAT:
Webinar: Recognizing and Responding to Discrimination in the Workplace

WITH:
Dariely Rodriguez
Director, Economic Justice Project
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law


Arusha Gordon
Counsel, Voting Rights & Stop Hate Project
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

WHEN:
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

NOTE: This call is on the record and will be recorded. Please share the invitation with your networks.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dariely Rodriguez is director of the Economic Justice Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where she leads the Committee’s efforts to combat employment discrimination and to address ongoing economic and racial inequality through litigation, public education and policy advocacy. She also serves as the Lawyers’ Committee’s internal Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. Dariely is co-chair of the Employment Task Force of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the national umbrella organization of American civil rights groups.
 
Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Ms. Rodriguez worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. There she prosecuted affirmative civil rights cases in the areas of disability access, immigration services fraud, consumer racial profiling, language access, employment discrimination and reproductive rights. Ms. Rodriguez successfully prosecuted employment discrimination matters on behalf of underrepresented groups, including women in blue collar positions, and minorities in the film and television production industry. She also handled three major retail accessibility matters that resulted in settlement agreements requiring over sixty shopping centers throughout the State of New York to become accessible to individuals with disabilities; and served as the lead attorney in the high-profile investigations and resolutions of consumer profiling allegations against two national retailers. During her tenure at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Rodriguez served as Co-Chair of the Office’s internal equal employment opportunity committee. In this role, she oversaw the review and investigation of internal employee complaints for a workforce of more than 2,000 employees and significantly contributed to its office-wide EEO training initiative.
 
Arusha Gordon serves as Counsel on the Voting Rights Project and the Stop Hate Project. Her work largely focuses on ensuring equal voting rights and responding to hate crimes by working with local community leaders and using a wide range of tools. These range from public education, to advocating for policy change, to litigation. Arusha joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a legal fellow in 2013, with a focus on employment, education and housing.
 
Arusha was a 2009-2010 Fulbright scholar in Egypt and at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, where her research focused on gender issues and civic participation. Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, she worked at the Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU and served as the Early Vote Director for the 2012 Obama campaign in Ohio and New Media Director for the Obama campaign in Virginia in 2008.