This Week in White Supremacy, Week 97: Congressman Al Green at Oakland Town Hall on Trump Racism on Oct. 19

A town hall organized by the Equal Justice Society on October 19 at the Oakland Marriott will feature speakers including Congressman Al Green, Nakia Woods of Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Prof. Bill Ong Hing, Dorsey Nunn of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and Linh Nguyen of Indivisible. The town hall, which will also […]
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EJS Board of Directors Elects Michael Harris as New Board Chair

The Equal Justice Society board of directors elected Michael Harris as its new chair at the board’s September 30, 2019, meeting. Michael, who joined the EJS board in April 2015, is an attorney and Senior Director, Legal Advocacy & Juvenile Justice, at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL). At NCYL, Michael works on reducing […]
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Bills Signed into Law Requiring Implicit Bias Training for Judges, Court Personnel, and Healthcare Professionals

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed into law AB 241 and AB 242, bills requiring implicit bias training for judges, attorneys, court personnel, and healthcare professionals. The new laws make California the first state in the nation to require implicit bias training for these positions in the state judiciary and healthcare system. In collaboration with the Equal Justice Society, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los […]
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This Week in White Supremacy #96: Eight Heartbreaking Cases Where Land Was Stolen From Black Americans Through Racism, Violence and Murder

In his 2007 documentary Banished, filmmaker Marco Williams examined four examples of primarily white communities violently rising up to force their African-American neighbors to flee town. This became one of the techniques used to sabotage Black land ownership, a devastating trend in the 19th and 20th centuries that robbed Blacks of millions in generational wealth. In […]
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Equal Justice Society Receives $10,000 Grant from van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation

van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation recently awarded a general support renewal grant of $10,000 to the Equal Justice Society to support our continued work on legal strategies and initiatives to roll back the intent standard and change the way race is used to limit opportunities for people of color. van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation is a private […]
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