EJS Launches ‘Remembering 1619’ Observance

The Equal Justice Society will host Remembering1619.org, a series of events and activities throughout 2019 to observe the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. 1619 was the beginning of much misery, degradation, evil, and pain in our country. We have fought mightily to undo the damage.  EJS hopes that we can shine a light […]
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Big Changes to EJS Legal Team and Board

The Equal Justice Society has some dynamic additions to our staff and board and one regretful departure. Legal Director Allison Elgart has joined the California Attorney General’s Office; Lisa Holder has been appointed Interim Legal Director; we’ve selected Yoana Tchoukleva as our new Judge Constance Baker Motley Legal Fellow; and Kelly Dermody and Sheila Warren have joined our Board of Directors.   Farewell to Allison Elgart  […]
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EJS Thwarts the School-to-Prison Pipeline

One unfortunate reality about U.S. education and the criminal justice system is that disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of children of color often lead these children into prisons and jails (the school-to-prison pipeline). Nationally, zero-tolerance discipline has resulted in students of color (especially Black students), students with disabilities, LGBTQ youth, and trauma-affected children being disproportionately impacted […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 60

Thousands of immigration hearings have been canceled due to the partial government shutdown, leaving immigrants in legal limbo as they await rescheduled dates that could be as late as 2022. CBS News The GOP’s sexualized assault of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Dame Trump’s shutdown will hit Black Americans the hardest. HuffPost The Tarrant County Republicans in Texas […]
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Racism, Misogyny, and the Current Political Moment: Connecting the Dots

On Wednesday two seemingly unrelated events got me thinking about where we are right now as a people. Anna Basallaje our fabulous Chief Operating Officer and I were lamenting the cruelty of the government shut down. I remarked that I thought that the feckless GOP would continue supporting Trump and would probably go along with […]
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‘Won Over’ by Judge William Alsup

In the newest addition to its catalog of works on the civil rights era, NewSouth Books is pleased to announce Won Over, the story of a boy born in Mississippi to parents who believed in segregation and that boy’s journey, during the epic events of the civil rights movement, over to the right side of […]
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