Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tens of Thousands March on Washington Again 50 Years Later

Tens of thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed on August 28, 1963, from the Lincoln Memorial to the King Memorial, ending at the Washington Monument. Leaders from civil rights, labor, […]
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Bayard Rustin Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Twenty-six years after his death, Bayard Rustin will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the first Black president, Barack Obama. Rustin receives our nation’s highest civilian honor almost fifty years to the date of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a grand achievement crafted by Rustin, but largely associated with Dr. Martin […]
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Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

UPDATE: The Seattle Times published in op-ed by Eva Paterson in reaction to the Court’s decision in this case. The Washington State Supreme Court recently cited a law review article on implicit bias co-authored in 2008 by Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Sara Jackson, and Eva Paterson. Kimberly was our Director of Law and Public Policy then, […]
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Eva Paterson, Dorothy Cotton, Clayborne Carson on The March

EJS President Eva Paterson joined Dr. Dorothy Cotton, Prof. Clayborne Carson, and host Rose Aguilar on KALW’s “Your Call” radio show on August 13, 2013, to share perspectives on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. What did “Jobs and Freedom” mean then – and what do they mean today? Dr. Dorothy Cotton is a […]
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SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Implicit Bias

The following remarks were delivered by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Aug. 1, 2013, at the Criminal Litigation Ethics Seminar at UC Hastings College of the Law. Jeff spoke about unconscious bias in the criminal justice system, recent neuroscience findings, and the Trayvon Martin case. He was among three keynote presenters at the seminar, a hands-on […]
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