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The Mask Off Trilogy: Race Relations, Revelations, and the Overlapping Pandemics

The year 2020 was truly an eye opener. We faced unprecedented challenges, losses, and realities. We were forced to learn new technology and other skills. Some of us took a hard look in the mirror and gained more perspective on how our actions or failure to act is perceived by others. Hopefully, we learned a few things we didn’t know before.

The winners in 2020 are those of us who paid attention to the opportunities to be better and apply that betterment to affect positive change… Allow me to explain. In the midst of COVID chaos, civil unrest, the economic downturn, and weather events, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Diversity Committee set out on a quest to enlighten our colleagues on the need for diverse candidates in ADR and across intersections relating to dispute resolution and on the origins of the obstacles we see. In a committee meeting, we talked about systemic racism and the emerging movement towards inclusivity and equitable change. 

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