New Orleans Mardi Gras is traditionally thought of as a holiday full of food, fun, and festivities. February, usually the month we celebrate Mardi Gras, is also the time we celebrate Black History month. Much of the tradition and history of Mardi Gras is rooted in New Orleans’ rich African American culture.
In this month’s Affinity newsletter we share the story of how during times of slavery and segregation, the city’s Black communities built a carnival culture that lives on in New Orleans today.
MBLB’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.
MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, and Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder, Associates Tyler Loga and Taylor Tran and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.
Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.
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