Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA

Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion: Event Preview

Join us for a spectacular evening as we celebrate the work of those who strive to advance Diversity & Inclusion in the legal profession and the Boston community. The Beacon Award will begin at 6:00 P.M. at the Cambridge Multi-Cultural Arts Center. Upon check-in, guests will be welcomed to two open bars, selections of gourmet food, and live music. Starting at 6:30pm Guests will hear from our distinguished honorees, who will speak on their extensive efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive community for all. After the awards, we encourage attendees to head to the dance floor or make their way to the silent auction room, to place bids on our impressive prize package lineup line up.

The Honorees

Voice of Change Award
Yalonda T. Howze, Mintz

Awarded to a luminary leader in the legal community who has forged a new path and has played an extensive role in advancing diversity and inclusion within the profession.

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Empowerment Award
Partnership between Greater Boston Legal Service’s Asian Outreach Project and the Asian American Resource Workshop

Awarded to a powerful advocate that works to create systemic change in the wider community by amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups and advancing civil rights, access to justice, and/or diversity & inclusion.

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Corporate Champion Award
Liberty Mutual

Awarded to an in-house legal department that has been a leader in internal or external projects and practices that promote a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

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Silent Auction

An apartment for a week in Tokyo? Unmatched tickets to Boston’s biggest sports teams? Priceless historical memorabilia? Thanks to our generous donors, if you can think of it, we have it! Don’t miss out on one of the most exciting parts of the Beacon Award.

This year, silent auction proceeds will support the BBF Beacon Fund and the newly launched Diversity & Inclusion Summer Fellowship Program. The Fellowships offers paid summer internship positions in public interest law offices to Massachusetts law students who have shown a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession. This program recognizes the need for law students from all backgrounds to have the opportunity to gain experience with public interest law. The silent auction will close at 9:00pm with winners announced at 9:15pm. If you need to head out early, don’t forget to leave your contact information next to your final bid.

Dress Code

Business professional or festive attire is encouraged.

Interested in tickets?

Limited tickets remain, secure yours today!

Questions about the event? Contact Mariah Hanlon.

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