Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief As SCOTUS Scrutinizes Workers’ Rights

To protect the rights of workers, the Impact Fund has teamed up with leading civil rights law firms, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) and Cohen Milstein, to file an amicus brief (PDF) on behalf of more than thirty civil rights organizations, including the Equal Justice Society, in a trio of cases […]
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On Charlottesville as an ‘Inflection Point’

Charlottesville–the latest name in a geographical tour of white supremacist outrages. On Saturday, I was watching the news just as many of us were. I have fabulous friends so I reached out to them for guidance on what to do and how to think about what was unfolding before my eyes.  An MSNBC commentator felt […]
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EJS Gala on Sept. 27 to Uplift Next Generation and Art in Social Justice

The Equal Justice Society celebrates its 17th anniversary with an “Art + Youth” gala uplifting art as a vehicle for social justice and the youth and young adults as our torchbearers in the civil rights movement. The event is on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. in the Robertson Auditorium of the Mission Bay […]
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Dean of Yale Law Gets Schooled on Black History

One of my favorite people in life is the fabulous Dale Minami. We have been good friends for decades and revel in schooling each other on the history of our respective communities. Recently he asked me if I had seen the exchange between the Dean of Yale Law and our Berkeley Law buddy Dennis Roberts. […]
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EJS Receives Grants from The California Endowment and Maja Kristin Fund

EJS President Eva Paterson describes the links between disproportionate school discipline and implicit bias in her remarks at a July 26, 2017, press conference announcing a landmark settlement with the Kern High School District on behalf of Black and Latino students. The Equal Justice Society recently received a $25,000 grant from The California Endowment and a […]
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