On May 1, 2013, the MBLA and MAHA co-sponsored the YWCA Boston’s Stand Against Racism campaign: Racism & Law- The Shifting of Racial Consciousness within the Legal Community at the Boston Bar Association. The event featured successful and knowledgeable speakers from the judiciary, government agencies, universities and companies who provided an “inside view” of emerging racial issues that are affecting their field. The goal of the program was to alert people to the fact that racism still exists in the legal profession and the community at large, and to educate them on ways that they and their communities can Stand Against Racism. The event featured moderator Rachael Rollins, MBLA Immediate Past-President, and speakers Julian Tynes, Hon. Kimberly Budd, Deborah Ramirez, and Ruth Ellen Fitch.