On August 1, 2020, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Equal Justice Society (collectively, “Plaintiffs’ co-counsel”) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco, California, challenging the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury (collectively “Treasury”)’s decision to withhold CARES Act economic assistance payments from incarcerated people nationwide.
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation (The New York Times) Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #135: ‘Emmett Till was my George Floyd’ ~ Congressman John Lewis
2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Our celebration this year on September 17 will be virtual and we're working on an exciting and engaging program including an oratorio by Marcus Shelby inspired by the courage of Harriet Tubman and by the two decades of EJS. Every week leading up to the celebration, we … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2013: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
At our June 2012 Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship Luncheon, EJS President Eva Paterson (right) moderated a special discussion on the state of current anti-discrimination litigation efforts in the Courts with (from left): EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Bill Lann Lee, Rebekah Evenson (now Alameda … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2012: Advancing Our Work on Implicit Bias and the Intent Standard
In 2011, EJS commissioned Joanna Haigood and the Zaccho Dance Theatre, and Marcus Shelby to create “Dying While Black and Brown,” which fused Marcus’s music with the unique movements by Zaccho. Performed at EJS’s annual gala that year at Yoshi’s SF, it marked the first collaboration between Joanna and Marcus. Photo by Bob Hsiang. 2020 … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2011: Victory in Associated General Contractors v. Caltrans Case
Seven of the Equal Justice Society's co-founders gathered on stage in 2010 at Yoshi's San Francisco celebrating our 10th anniversary: (from left to right) Shauna Marshall, Margaret Russell, Margalynne Armstrong, Joan Graff, Stephanie Wildman, Cheryl Stevens, and EJS President Eva Paterson. 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2010 and Our 10th Anniversary
EJS brought many of the leading thinkers of unconscious bias together in Hollywood in 2009. 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration on September 17, we will highlight one year in our history. This week we remember 2009 and going to Hollywood with a … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2009: EJS Goes to Hollywood with Unconscious Bias Panel with Writers Guild
With Successful Senate Vote, ACA 5 Clears California Legislature and Goes to November Ballot The Opportunity For All Coalition today celebrated the full, historic passage of ACA 5 -- allowing California voters to reinstate affirmative action -- through the State Legislature. For the first time in a generation, Californians will have the opportunity to vote … Continue reading Senate Approves ACA 5 – Repeal of Prop. 209 is on the Ballot!