Winston & Strawn Releases 2022 Pro Bono Racial Justice & Equity CEASE Initiative Report
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Winston & Strawn LLP has released its 2022 Pro Bono Racial Justice & Equity CEASE Initiative Report. The publication outlines the CEASE Initiative’s most significant wins and ongoing matters over the past two years in key areas of racial justice and equity.
Launched in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Winston’s CEASE Initiative pledges to devote 100,000 pro bono hours through 2025 to racial justice and equity matters, with a primary focus on issues and programs impacting Black people. The CEASE Initiative pursues pro bono projects that most effectively address five critical areas for change:
- Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Reform
- Educational and Vocational Opportunity
- Access to the Political System
- Social Welfare
- Economic Development
“For social justice to be real, our words are only as important as our actions,” said Racial Justice & Equity Council Co-Chairs and Winston Partners Bryan C. Goldstein and Angela A. Smedley. “We believe this report offers concrete proof that taking the right actions on behalf of those in need of strong advocacy is the best—in fact, the only—way to create lasting change.”