EJS Joins Bay Area Lawyer Die-in for Racial Justice

Eva Paterson at Bay Area Lawyer Die-in for Racial Justice on Jan. 16, 2015

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson spoke at a “die-in” demonstration today with attorneys, law students, professors, and allies in San Francisco to protest police violence and racial profiling of communities of color.

The symbolic “die-in” took place on the steps of the California Supreme Court in San Francisco. The protest highlighted the legal system’s role in recent high-profile grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed Black men and women. The die-in was also an act of solidarity with national and local protests that have taken place to affirm that Black lives matter.


EJS joined the following organizations in sponsoring the demonstration:

ACLU of Northern California
Alameda County Bar Association
All of Us or None
Alliance for Justice
American Constitution Society Bay Area Lawyer Chapter
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
East Bay Community Law Center
Equal Rights Advocates
Impact Fund
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area,
Legal Services for Children
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Youth Law
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Public Advocates
The Public Interest Law Project of California
San Francisco Public Defender’s Office
UC Berkeley – Law Students of African Descent
UC Hastings Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
UC Hastings Black Law Students Association
W. Haywood Burns Institute
Western Center for Law and Poverty

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