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The Greening of Detroit—Digging Diversity

On Saturday May, 12, 2012 lawyer volunteers joined others in a project called, "The Greening of Detroit.' The event, hosted by The Greening, was a way for the Federal Bar Association's (FBA) Diversity Committee to give back in their own way. They called the day "Digging Diversity."

Daniel Quick, the FBA Diversity Committee co-chair said he participated in the event, "to bring the bar association that is dedicated to diversity together to create a synergy." The group met in the Osborn Neighborhood of Detroit to plant over 166 trees.

The FBA Diversity Committee had never worked with The Greening of Detroit before but were happy to lend a hand. Diana Shkreli, from the Albanian Bar Association said, "We're happy to be here, I enjoy being outdoors and making a difference." The Greening had their own volunteers on hand to show the others the proper way to plant a tree to ensure its survival.

—Michelle Erskine


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Attorney participants included:
Syeda Davidson and Pratheep Sevanthinathan, South Asian Bar; Diana Shkreli and Chelsea Maslar, Albanian Bar; Claudine Viado and Gillian Yee, Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar; Daniel Quick and Elizabeth Stafford, FBA Diversity Committee Co-Chairs; Sevahn Merian, Armenian Bar; Arlene Rubinstein, then- Administrator of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan; Lavon Ammori, Chaldean Bar; Elisa Angeli-Palizzi, Former FBA Eastern District President and her mother Ines Angeli; Michael Qaqish, Corporate Counsel from the Bartech Group; Jackie Cook, with Miller Canfield and her son Brady Cook.



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