Burges Salmon launches Black History Month with firm-wide seminars on inclusion

The firm has marked National Inclusion Week and the start of Black History Month with a number of seminars for its people on topics around diversity and inclusion

06 October 2020

Last week, to mark National Inclusion Week (28 September-4 October) and the beginning of Black History Month, Burges Salmon kicked off a programme of activities, starting with a series of firm-wide virtual learning sessions on the topics of intersectionality and allyship for anti-racism.

Gathering more than 250 attendees from across the firm, the sessions offered a platform for a number of Burges Salmon employees to discuss personal experiences and also provided resources on understanding diversity and on building a more inclusive society and workplace.

One of the seminars focused on intersectionality, aiming to demystify how privilege and discrimination interplay and to explore how to take practical steps to better understand other people’s experiences. Another session on allyship examined the Black Lives Matter movement and explained how people from every background can become allies to help fight racism and promote equality.

Burges Salmon Senior Partner Chris Seaton comments: “These excellent sessions, designed and delivered by our people, highlight the role we can play as individuals to ensure a fairer society for all. Diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority for the firm and our internal, employee-led D&I groups work collaboratively to ensure we continue to drive forward in improving the experiences of our people and the opportunities available to them.”

To find out more about the focus on diversity and inclusion at Burges Salmon, please click here.

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