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Now Live! EJS 23rd Anniversary Video Celebration

The Equal Justice Society (https://equaljusticesociety.org) celebrates its 23rd anniversary through a special newsmagazine video hosted by former EJS board member Kelly McCreary (nine-season star of the ABC hit show “Grey’s Anatomy”) with EJS President Lisa Holder, Dr. Cheryl Grills, new EJS board member Donald Tamaki, EJS co-founder and former President Eva Paterson, and Marian Johnson, a former resident of Russell City. Produced and directed by Kevin D. Johnson, Jr. and produced by Cheo Tyehimba Taylor. Donate to support this video and the work of EJS!

This video was made possible by sponsorships from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, Don Tamaki & Suzanne Ah-Tye, Leftwich Event Specialists, David Oppenheimer, John Burris, and Gary Greenfield. Our thanks to these sponsors and also to the following donors: Layo Philanthropic Partners, Richard and Margo Addison, Fernando Gaytan, David Brandon, Georgia Tunioli, Gary Smith, Cynthia Koenigsberg, and Diane Tan.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Don Tamaki & Suzanne Ah-Tye – Leftwich Event Specialists – David Oppenheimer – John Burris – Gary Greenfield

Alliance for Reparations, Reconciliation, and Truth

The Equal Justice Society (EJS), California Black Power Network (CBPN), and six former members of the California Reparations Task Force – Dr. Cheryl Grills, Lisa Holder, Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Senator Steven Bradford, and Donald Tamaki – formed a new collaboration called the Alliance for Reparations, Reconciliation, and Truth.

Law, Social Science, the Arts

The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Our legal strategy broadens conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias.

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims



Western Center on Law and Poverty Honors Eva Paterson

The Western Center on Law and Poverty will honor EJS Co-Founder and past President Eva Paterson tomorrow, October 19, at its Garden Party 2023, a fully immersive indoor/outdoor and live-streamed event in Los Angeles benefitting WCLP’s…

Donald K. Tamaki Joins EJS Board of Directors

EJS is thrilled to welcome Donald K. Tamaki to our board of directors. Don is known for his historic work serving on the pro bono legal team that reopened the landmark Supreme Court case of Korematsu…


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Lisa Holder, EJS President

The Equal Justice Society board of directors appointed Lisa Holder as the organization’s new President, succeeding Eva Paterson who co-founded EJS in 2000 and served as its President for 22 years. Eva retired on August 31.

History of the Equal Justice Society

Video produced by Northstarr Media Group