The Equal Justice Society today announced that Eva Paterson, Co-founder and President, plans to retire on June 16, 2022, after more than four decades as a civil rights champion, community leader, and litigator, including 21 years leading EJS and 13 years as Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco … Continue reading EJS President Eva Paterson to Retire in June 2022
We're thrilled to share with you a preview of “Black Wall Street: Stories of Greenwood,” the new film directed by Kevin D. Johnson, Jr. with music by Marcus Shelby and with executive producer Eva Paterson. The film will premiere at the Equal Justice Society virtual annual event on September 20, 2021.
On August 31, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified in a published decision that evidence of implicit (or unconscious) bias against a member of a protected class can be probative of whether an entity has engaged in intentional discrimination in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI … Continue reading Ninth Circuit Decision Affirms Role of Implicit Bias Evidence
An optimist by nature, I am nonetheless alarmed by the open embrace of anti-democratic authoritarianism by the right wing generally and the GOP particularly. Last week, I started to write about the light sentences and kid glove treatment afforded the white supremacist (Yes white supremacists. Think about the color of the voters of those contested … Continue reading This is Not a Drill