LUCE FORWARD SPONSORS A PRIVATE SHOWING OF THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN’S ‘RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?’ EXHIBIT

Special reception recognizes the importance of diversity in the legal profession

SAN DIEGO (January 18, 2011) – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP today announced it is a sponsor of the San Diego Museum of Man’s (SDMoM) traveling exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” The firm is also a title sponsor and lead organizer of a private showing of the exhibit on Thursday, February 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. where, along with title sponsor Sempra Energy and others, the firm will recognize the importance of diversity in the legal profession.

“Our goal at Luce Forward is to reflect the diversity of our communities and to promote communication and understanding within the legal profession and within our own places of business throughout the state,” says Kurt L. Kicklighter, Luce Forward’s managing partner. “Sponsoring the Museum of Man’s RACE exhibit is a perfect way to involve the community, specifically the legal community, in diversity objectives and dialogue by supporting a fantastic program.”

Other sponsors of the special private showing are Cubic Corporation, Comerica Bank, the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, La Raza Lawyers of San Diego, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, and South Asian Bar Association. Cost for admission for the private showing is $25.00. Visit www.luce.com/race for more event details.

SDMoM is proud to kick off 2011 with a thought-provoking exhibit on the history, science, and experience of race, developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). According to the AAA, “RACE: Are We So Different?” is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States. SDMoM will also add a local component to this exhibition that delves into the history of race and its impact in San Diego from the early Native American populations to the present day, when our city is home to every seemingly identifiable racial category.

The San Diego Museum of Man is a cultural and physical anthropology museum. It collects, preserves, interprets, and communicates evidence of human development and creativity to advance understanding and respect for all cultures. As an active supporter of the communities where it is established, Luce Forward has had a representative on the Museum’s Board of Directors for nearly the past 40 years, and the Museum’s current executive director is a former Luce Forward partner.

About Luce Forward
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with a national reputation in more than 30 different areas of law. Since its founding in San Diego in 1873, Luce Forward has grown to become home to more than 150 attorneys in six offices statewide including San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, Carmel Valley/Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.luce.com.
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