Author Archives: Keith Kamisugi

NLG’s 8th Annual Staying True to Your Roots CLE Day on Jan. 16

The National Lawyers Guild’s 8th annual Staying True to Your Roots CLE day will be held in San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Practising Law Institute, 685 Market Street #100, San Francisco. The Equal Justice Society is one of the co-sponsors and EJS Legal Director Mona Tawatao is helping organize the event. […]
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Advocates Sue University of California for Discriminatory Use of SAT/ACT in Admissions

Students, community groups, school district file suit against UC Board of Regents for use of SAT/ACT for admissions – cite practice as meaningless barrier to higher education for underrepresented minority students and students with disabilities. UPDATE: Lisa Holder, Of Counsel to the Equal Justice Society, one of the attorneys engaged in this lawsuit, was a […]
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“Vision for Democracy” Platform Outlines Concrete Policy Proposals to Realize Truly Representative Democracy

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 150 other civil rights organizations, including the Equal Justice Society, released their policy platform, “Vision for Democracy: Fortifying the Franchise in 2020 and Beyond” today, marking the overwhelming support for comprehensive voting rights reform within the civil rights community. The platform offers concrete policy recommendations to […]
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Use of SAT/ACT in Admissions is Discriminatory; Univ. of California Must Cease Practices or Face Lawsuit

Today, lawyers representing three students, five nonprofits and the Compton Unified School District announced their formal request to the University of California Board of Regents that the UC system cease use of SAT and ACT test scores in admissions decisions. (Coverage in the Los Angeles Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education) The Board of […]
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Town Hall Focused on Trump’s Racism as Grounds for Impeachment

From left: Kwentoria Williams from Rep. Green’s office; Meher Dhaliwal of EJS; Eva Paterson of EJS; Congressman Al Green; Prof. Bill Ong Hing At our impeachment town hall in Oakland on Saturday, Congressman Al Green announced that he would be introducing articles of impeachment related to Donald Trump’s racist abuse of power. Watch the town hall | KTVU story | Photos […]
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