The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed ACA 5, historic legislation that would allow California voters their first opportunity in a generation to voice their opinion on equal opportunity programs like affirmative action.
2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society and we’re set to hold our celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in San Francisco. We just confirmed Herbst Theatre as our venue! We are still working on the program for this special evening, but it will include Marcus Shelby performing a work inspired by … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 17 at Herbst Theatre
2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration on September 17, we will highlight one year in our history. This week we remember 2005, and our early work on repealing Proposition 209. In 2005, the Equal Justice Society engaged in fierce efforts to protect the federal … Continue reading #EJS20: Reflecting on 2005 and Early Work on Repealing Prop. 209
https://videopress.com/v/n2nrUYIE?preloadContent=metadata Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson was invited by the Golden State Warriors organization to speak at their May 28, 2020, internal town hall about the murder of George Floyd. The video event was hosted by Warriors President and COO Rick Welts. EJS would like to thank Randy Lim of the Warriors organization for … Continue reading EJS President Eva Paterson on Golden State Warriors Town Hall
NBC News - The former Minneapolis police officer shown on video putting his knee on the neck of George Floyd was arrested on Friday, authorities said. Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday and faces charges of 3rd-degree murder and … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #126: Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in George Floyd case
The Equal Justice Society joins demands from the Floyd family, Color and Change, and others that the police officers who killed George Floyd be charged with murder and that all the benefits accrued to them be stripped. Officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. There are still three other officers, … Continue reading EJS Joins Demand that Police Officers Who Killed George Floyd be Charged with Murder
Strong momentum is growing for ACA 5, legislation asking voters to decide whether the state government can again address discrimination against women and people of color in contracting, public employment, and education.
Marcus Shelby performing at an Equal Justice Society annual gala. 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration on September 17, we will highlight one year in our history. This week we remember 2004, the arts, and Marcus Shelby. In 2004, the Equal Justice Society … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2004, The Arts, and Marcus Shelby
Even as some states begin the process of reopening their economies, Native American tribes are dealing with disproportionate challenges during the pandemic. The Navajo Nation, in particular, has suffered greatly. Richardson described "enormous devastation" from the coronavirus, and said that the extraordinary difficulties stem from being overlooked by state and federal government, the lack of … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #125: Navajo Nation faces ‘Enormous Devastation’ from Coronavirus, says former Gov. Richardson