President's Commission on Anti-Racism

The MCBA Board of Trustees has taken this year of pause to focus on racial equity and racism, particularly as our organization is impacted and affects others. As part of that focus, the MCBA recently created the President's Commission on Anti-Racism and invited its members, attorneys and members of the community to apply to be on the Commission. Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in being part of the Commission and this important endeavor!

The Members of the 2021-22 President's Commission on Anti-Racism:

Duwaine Bascoe, Esq., Abrams Fensterman
Robert Benz, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
James Bourdeau, Esq., Constellation Brands
Glen Jeter, Former Chair of the Board of the Urban League of Rochester
Erin Elmouji, Esq., Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Taren Greenidge, Esq., Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete
Bradley Kammholz, Esq.,  Kammholz Rossi PLLC
Langston McFadden, Esq., Pullano & Farrow PLLC
Jill Paperno, Esq., Monroe County Public Defender’s Office
Cassandra Rich, Esq. Barclay Damon LLP
Maggie Robb, Esq.,  Empire Justice Center

The creation of this Commission will ensure that the MCBA is having the difficult conversations, taking the hard looks, and focusing on the issues that many of us who are white often fail to see. This Commission will help guide MCBA into becoming a more equitable organization.
The document setting out the composition of the Commission, its purpose and goals, is linked here.

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