Open Dialogue

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:00pm

Our purpose has to be to combat racism, discrimination, implicit bias and injustice. We must commit to the small steps reflected in our initiatives to recruit, promote and select diverse neutrals. And, we must also commit to the giant leaps of trust, courage and sacrifice necessary for change to become reality.


Let us remember the observation that Andrew Young shared with our community in his 2018 keynote address at CPR’s Annual Meeting:  " every conflict there is a streak of humanity."


Let us come together and connect our humanity. No agenda just a safe space. Let’s open a dialogue together to share – next Friday afternoon, June 12th. Details to follow.  


Our conversation will be moderated by Judge Timothy Lewis, CPR neutrals Erin Gleason Alvarez and Gail Wright Sirmans, and CPR board members: Bayer U.S. General Counsel Scott Partridge, Winston & Strawn partner Taj Clayton, and Debevoise & Plimpton partner John Kiernan. 




To join, email Richard Murphy at