"Systemic change begins with relationships," says Dr. Alexander Gee, president and founder of The Center for Black Excellence and Culture and The Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development in Madison.
He advises attorneys to work to understand the plight of people who have been disenfranchised by aspects of the legal system. "When people feel seen and respected, they respond differently," says Gee.
"There's something to be said about being in community and being around people who hold similar values and ideals. If we learn to do that cross-culturally it will change each person to understand the other better."
Gee, an international thought leader in leadership development and cross-cultural relationships, recently spoke at the State Bar's 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference (AMC).
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