Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month

In commemoration of Black History Month, Stradley Ronon hosted an event celebrating Black excellence on February 20 in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Led by Stradley Ronon associate Terence Jones and legal talent coordinator Alivia Walton, co-chairs of the firm’s Black and African American Engagement Group, the reception brought together Black lawyers and professional staff along with students from Philadelphia-area law schools to network and build connections within the next generation of Black professionals.

Stradley Ronon Hosts ‘Black Excellence’ Networking Reception

The event featured a sit-down conversation with Terence and partner Danielle Banks. Over the course of the conversation, Danielle shared stories of notable successes in her career, identified mentors who helped to make those successes possible, and explained how she overcame doubt as a young professional.

Stradley Ronon plans to close out Black History Month with a lunch presentation focused on the cultural and historical significance of the Harlem Renaissance and its impact on Philadelphia Black culture. The March 6 event featured Villanova University professor Crystal Lucky.

Formed in 2022, Stradley Ronon’s Black and African American Engagement Group is one of five engagement groups that bring together lawyers and professional staff from across the firm with similar backgrounds to share experiences, promote cultural awareness and provide opportunities for personal and professional development.

Celebrating Black history doesn’t begin and end with February, but as we continue our D&I journey, let us continue to learn from our past, create and inspire change and build a more equitable future for all. Stradley Ronon invites you to join our commitment to elevate African-American and Black voices this month and every month. The video seen below was produced by two innovative creators at the firm – Video & Digital Media Specialist, Joseph Ndaro, and practice group assistant, Donna Soles.