Robinson & Cole Stands Against Racism
Robinson & Cole’s Diversity Committee held events in each of its offices to participate in the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism
initiative along with over 2,000 YWCA associations, companies, universities, hospitals, schools, governments, and other groups on April 27, 2012. Labor and employment
associate Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson
, who serves on the YWCA Hartford Region’s board of directors, and public finance
associate Keisha S. Palmer
organized the firm’s events.
Adam Johnson, principal at the Law and Government Academy at Hartford High School, and several of his students attended the forum. Mr. Johnson spoke about the Academy’s efforts, and those of Hartford public schools, to bridge the achievement gap in Hartford and the role race, poverty, oppression, and intolerance play in creating the achievement gap. The event also included a pledge to stand against oppression and intolerance and to celebrate the richness of human diversity. Robinson & Cole made a donation to the Law and Government Academy in support of the school’s efforts to bridge the achievement gap in Hartford.