On August 20th, 2019, in the pre-Covid-19 world, many of us saw an amazing and transformative performance created by Faye Carol, Joanna Haigood, Marcus Shelby, Cheo Tyehimba-Taylor, David Goldberg, Kim Euell, Steven Anthony Jones, and Joe Warner. The performance took us from Mother Africa in the 1600s to the present day. In the intervening seven … Continue reading At Long Last – The Remembering 1619 Video is Released
2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society and we’re set to hold our celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in San Francisco. We just confirmed Herbst Theatre as our venue! We are still working on the program for this special evening, but it will include Marcus Shelby performing a work inspired by … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 17 at Herbst Theatre
Marcus Shelby performing at an Equal Justice Society annual gala. 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration on September 17, we will highlight one year in our history. This week we remember 2004, the arts, and Marcus Shelby. In 2004, the Equal Justice Society … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2004, The Arts, and Marcus Shelby
Even as some states begin the process of reopening their economies, Native American tribes are dealing with disproportionate challenges during the pandemic. The Navajo Nation, in particular, has suffered greatly. Richardson described "enormous devastation" from the coronavirus, and said that the extraordinary difficulties stem from being overlooked by state and federal government, the lack of … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #125: Navajo Nation faces ‘Enormous Devastation’ from Coronavirus, says former Gov. Richardson
Trump Demands 'These Votes Must Not Count' After Polling Place Opens in Black Community in Lancaster, Calif. https://bit.ly/2zNrPaw Here's the election and voter protection news that has been front and center for us: COVID-19 Silenced Voters of Color in Wisconsin - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights https://bit.ly/3g3PPqeJared Kushner Non-Committal When Asked if … Continue reading Issue 3: Voter Empowerment and Education Newsletter
Photos by Shu-Jon Mao 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration on September 17, we will highlight one year in our history. This week we remember 2003, former Research Director Susan Serrano, and former board chair Anthony Solana, Jr. In 2003, the Equal Justice … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2003, Susan Serrano, Anthony Solana, Jr.
Christina Alvernaz is joining the Equal Justice Society as our 2020-2022 Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellow – a fellowship honoring the first African American woman to serve on the federal bench. She starts the Fellowship in July 2020.
The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others. Adam Serwer, The Atlantic - The coronavirus epidemic has rendered the racial contract visible in multiple ways. Once the disproportionate impact of the … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #124: ‘The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract’
The Equal Justice Society joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, Muslim Advocates, NAACP, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and 110 additional organizations committed to racial justice and civil rights, in a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to open a full … Continue reading Justice Department Must Investigate Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder
May 5 - James “Major” Woodall, state president, Georgia NAACP: "The modern-day lynching of Mr. Arbery is yet another reminder of the vile and wicked racism that persists in parts of our country. The slothfulness and inaction of D.A. Jackie Johnson of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit and George Barnhill of the Waycross Judicial Circuit are … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #123: “The modern-day lynching of Ahmaud Arbery”