August 2020 Bar Bulletin
Those who work to advance equity and justice have always borne witness to and sat squarely within efforts to dismantle oppressive systems. Tragically and ironically, we are often handed the most powerful leveraging tools when the so-called “normal” status quo is disrupted in a major way. Think Hurricane Katrina; the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Heather Heyer, and so many more; and now, COVID-19.
It is difficult to imagine a more overwhelming status quo disruptor than COVID-19. This virus has laid bare our society’s ubiquitous “just in time” mentality of pared-down efficiency and...