In this round-up of news and announcements:
- Eva Paterson on KQED Forum on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- This Saturday: 2020 Women’s March on Washington
- Nationwide Vigils for a Fair Impeachment Trial – Likely Thursday
- Review of ‘The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War’
- How to Help Puerto Rico After Deadly Earthquake
- February 7: Developments in Sexual Harassment Law at UC Berkeley
Eva Paterson on KQED Forum on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Eva Paterson will join Michael Krasny on KQED Forum on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eva and Michael will cover a wide range of topics and Eva will share some of her priorities for 2020. https://www.kqed.org/forum
This Saturday: 2020 Women’s March on Washington
This Saturday, January 18, is the 2020 Women’s March on Washington. This year’s march includes a week of programming that will address women’s roles in reproductive health, rights, and justice, and will give key feminist leaders across the country a space to converge and finalize a united women-led 2020 political strategy.
This years march will also have special guests and exciting actions including a protest led by Chilean protest group Lastesis will be leading D.C. marchers in the global feminist protest anthem, A Rapist in Your Path. The lyrics describe how institutions – the police, the judiciary and political power structures – uphold systematic violations of women’s rights.
Women’s March began as a single day mobilization and a collective demand for a better future for women. Trump’s vulgar abuses of power, including his latest international provocations, make that future less possible. Women’s march has assembled an historic group to co-create the 2020 march to invest in our progressive feminist movement. Collective liberation cannot be won by individual tactics; we can only win together.
Nationwide Vigils for a Fair Impeachment Trial – Likely Thursday
Last month, thousands of people took to the streets in over 600 cities to demand the Congress hold Donald Trump accountable for him. The next day he was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Now the Articles of Impeachment will be sent to the Senate. Already, the American people are demanding a fair impeachment trial, where we can hear from witnesses and evidence can be presented.
It’s clear that Trump used military aid to pressure a foreign government into doing his political bidding and then tried to cover it up. And now, Mitch McConnell is helping him get away with it.
Despite the evidence of clear impeachable offenses, McConnell is working in full coordination with the White House and has stated that he intends to rush the trial through the Senate without allowing witnesses to testify.
That’s why we’re inviting you to join us by attending your local Fair Trial event.
Together, we must hold this president, and our representatives, accountable.
Review of ‘The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War’
EJS is still involved in commemorating 1619 as well as addressing lessons for today’s political realities. This book review is very illuminating.
David W. Blight writes in The New York Review of Books: “A United States? Has it ever been truly thus? Well, yes, at times, depending on whom you ask. Was it united before the cataclysm of the Civil War and its aftermath prompted the crafting of a second American Constitution in the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments—amounting to a second republic, out of the ashes of slavery and bloodshed?
“In The War Before the War, Andrew Delbanco replies with a determined no to the question of whether antebellum America had ever been truly united. Delbanco, a distinguished literary historian, argues that, compared with all the other crises facing the young American republic, nothing produced an irresolvable “maelstrom of contradiction” more than the question of fugitive slaves.”
How to Help Puerto Rico After Deadly Earthquake
NBC New York reports: A magnitude 6.4 quake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday killing at least one person, injuring nine others and knocking out power across the U.S. territory. Hundreds of homes and businesses in the southwest region of the country were damaged or destroyed, and thousands of Puerto Ricans were left without water and power, which has also affected telecommunications. In addition, more than 1,000 people were staying in government shelters. Click here to learn about some of the organizations involved in relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
February 7: Developments in Sexual Harassment Law at UC Berkeley
On Friday February 7, 2020, the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law will host a full-day CLE program on Developments in Sexual Harassment Law. Topics will include developments in California sexual harassment law, developments in Title IX law, developments in workplace investigation practice, and developments in the worldwide #MeToo movement. There will be plenty of time for discussion and networking.
EJS Board Member Kelly Dermody, a Partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein; Dru Ramey, Dean Emerita at Golden Gate University School of Law; and Prof. David B. Oppenheimer are among the speakers and moderators.