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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East County NAACP Sues Antioch Unified School District for Violating Agreement on Civil and Disability Rights

“Implicit bias is a critical component of modern-day discrimination,” said Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society. “By ignoring the fact that implicit bias hurts schoolchildren, the Antioch school district is perpetuating instead of reversing the school-to-prison pipeline that too many Black children are forced into.” The East County NAACP filed suit on July […]
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