Each year, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and the Wanton Injustice Legal Detail invite our legal community to join them for their Summer Alliance! On July 14, 2022, attorneys, legal professionals, law students, and their families celebrated at Allianz Field. The Annual Summer Alliance provides an opportunity for all attorneys of color and allies to have fun, connect with friends, and expand personal and professional networks. Bar organizations joined the celebration and shared information about how to get involved.
Dance performances from New Black City and live screen-printed T-shirts from Yarborough Printing rounded out the celebration. With close to 200 attorneys and guests attending each year, this is TCDIP and WILD’s premier social and networking event and a great way to reconnect with colleagues and forge new relationships.
For over 15 years, TCDIP has connected member law firms and corporate legal departments with resources and best practices to create more inclusive workplaces for attorneys of color. TCDIP turns good intentions into action through the active participation of all 70-plus member organizations who work together to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.
With the foundation of WILD as a supporting nonprofit, TCDIP has a unique opportunity to leverage the power and connections of attorneys and legal to combat systemic racism in the Twin Cities. WILD’s mission is to provide a platform through which TCDIP’s lawyers and members can actively combat anti-Black racism and all forms of racism through direct support and partnerships with existing community organizations currently rooted in this work. To learn more about how your law firm or corporate legal department can join TCDIP’s membership and get involved, email [email protected] or visit diversityinpractice.org.
Photos courtesy of Anna Min.