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Author: Safaya Fawzi

Safaya Fawzi Safaya Fawzi is the Associate Director in the Diversity & Inclusion Center at the American Bar Association. She works with volunteers, law professionals, and staff across organizations to support programming and operations that advance access for lawyers from historically-marginalized backgrounds. Safaya has made it her mission to affect change through impactful policies, social justice education, and starting conversations on challenging but necessary topics.

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ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center supports diverse students

January 01, 2021

What does the ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center do? The better question might ask what doesn’t it do. Between awards, scholarships, programs, CLEs, webinars, networking events, and pipeline programs, the center’s entities work to strengthen networks of attorneys and civil rights professionals inside and outside the ABA.

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'Diversity and Inclusion': Understanding buzzwords and moving beyond them toward innovation

February 21, 2020

The words “diversity” and “inclusion” (as well as “equity” and “justice”) are often buzzwords in today’s workplace, on social media, and in classrooms across law and other graduate schools across the country. For those who come from historically (and currently) marginalized backgrounds, especially people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities,