November is specifically recognized as “Men’s Health Awareness” month. Surveys conducted on men’s health have found that men don’t like talking about their health. Whether men are silent on this principal issue because their health is on the backburner to the stresses of their daily lives or because they are embarrassed to have these discussions, conversations about men’s health are necessary. In fact, the lack of conversations regarding men’s health is arguably one of the reasons the United States has such concerning statistics surrounding this issue.
During Men’s Health Awareness Month, in this month’s Affinity newsletter MBLB’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee raises awareness about one campaign that has been particularly effective in combatting this issue: “Movember.”
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.
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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