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Report: Supreme Court Gearing Up to Gut Affirmative Action

As the Supreme Court gears up to attack affirmative action this fall, Take Back the Court and the Equal Justice Society today released a new report laying out the stakes of the consolidated cases Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard/University of North Carolina and showing how a decision invalidating race-conscious admissions policies could undo decades of progress in equitable education.

Lisa Holder New President of EJS

The Equal Justice Society board of directors appointed Lisa Holder as the organization’s new President, succeeding Eva Paterson who co-founded EJS in 2000 and served as its President for 22 years. Eva retired on August 31.

Law, Social Science, the Arts

The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Our legal strategy broadens conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias.

#EJS22 Anniversary Gala & Rewirement Dance Party for Eva Paterson

You’re invited! The Equal Justice Society 22nd Anniversary Gala & Rewirement Dance Party for Eva Paterson is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave, Berkeley, Calif.

Join the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund

Eva Paterson retired on August 31, 2022. Help us honor the incredible legacy of Eva’s more than four decades as a civil rights champion, litigator, and community leader!

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims

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The Supreme Court Threatens Racial Justice and Racial Progress

A 2021 report by Take Back the Court and the Equal Justice Society reveals how the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority and the judicial philosophies and jurisprudence of the six conservative justices on matters of race pose one of the gravest threats to racial justice and racial progress this country has ever seen.

“Black Wall Street: Stories of Greenwood”

“Black Wall Street: Stories of Greenwood” is a new film directed by Kevin D. Johnson, Jr. with music by Marcus Shelby and with executive producer Eva Paterson. The film premiered at the EJS virtual annual event on September 20, 2021.

History of the Equal Justice Society

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