In a CalMatters op-ed on March 21, 2023, EJS President Lisa Holder, a member of the California Reparations Task Force, lays out the task force’s guiding principles and how its work aligns with international protocols and the examples set by previous reparations.

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.

Report: Supreme Court Gearing Up to Gut Affirmative Action

As the Supreme Court gears up to attack affirmative action this fall, Take Back the Court and the Equal Justice Society today released a new report laying out the stakes of the consolidated cases Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard/University of North Carolina and showing how a decision invalidating race-conscious admissions policies could undo decades of progress in equitable education.

Lisa Holder New President of EJS

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.

Join the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund

Eva Paterson retired on August 31, 2022. Help us honor the incredible legacy of Eva’s more than four decades as a civil rights champion, litigator, and community leader!

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims




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