On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women joined nationally recognized advocates, artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and others for the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. This grassroots civil rights protest sparked similar events that drew millions of participants in major cities around the world. It is estimated that more than 3 million people in the U.S. participated, making it the largest single day protest in American history.
PBI is privileged to host a panel discussion with leaders of Women’s March, the organization behind the protest, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom at the 2017 PBI Annual Conference. The program will be held Thursday, March 9, and will focus on how pro bono lawyers can support organizations like Women’s March to promote justice and equality.
Emma Collum, Esq. is a graduate of State University of New York at Albany with aB.A. in Public Policy, and of City University of New York Law School with a J.D. She is a Hudson Valley New York native and resides in South Florida. Emma’s legal background in New York City Court’s was dedicated to representing tenants, domestic violence survivors, union workers, and environmental policy. Her legal experience working with under-represented communities as well as her time in both New York State and New York City politics has inspired her interest in Grassroots Movements. Currently, Emma actively practices law as an In-House Attorney and volunteers for women and children organizations in her South Florida community. She is thrilled to be a part of this incredible movement.