Court Rules that Lawsuit Can Move Forward On Behalf of Latino, Black Students Facing Discrimination in Kern County

A California District Court of Appeal panel has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a coalition of civil rights groups against Kern High School District (KHSD) over disciplinary policies that unlawfully target African American and Latino students.  The court summarily denied KHSD’s extraordinary writ request to revisit the trial court’s denial of dismissal. The […]
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Plaintiffs Fighting for Latino, Black Students in Kern County Will Proceed

Plaintiffs have filed a motion to lift the stay of their discrimination lawsuit against Kern High School District (KHSD), Kern County Office of Education (KCOE), the California Department of Education (CDE), and State Superintendent Tom Torlakson following Plaintiffs’ dismissal of the pending appeal against the State of California.

EJS Gala to Honor Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., and Favianna Rodriguez

EJS will honor Professor Charle Ogletree, Jr.* and artist-activist Favianna Rodriguez at our 2016 annual gala on September 15, 2016 at the Fairmont San Francisco. * Professor Ogletree is receiving another award the same evening in New York City and sends his appreciation and regrets that he is unable to be with us. We will […]
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EJS’s Chris Bridges, Bay Area Leaders Discuss Town Hall with President Obama on ABC7

A historic town hall moderated by “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir will take place on ABC7 tonight. President Barack Obama will address the national conversation about race, policing, and how we bridge the divide. Christopher Bridges of EJS will be part of special gathering organized by ABC7 Bay Area of local leaders and community […]
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Black Rage-White Fear = White Rage-Black Fear

The horrific and unforgivable murders in Dallas almost resulted in my not writing this but on a day when both Paul Ryan and Newt Gingrich showed that they understand the racism that is behind the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling-SAY THEIR NAMES, I felt it important to speak across the gulf that often […]
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