Author Archives: Keith Kamisugi

May 1: The Quest for Diversity in the San Francisco Fire Department

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson will be one of the speakers at a special event on May 1 discussing the landmark lawsuit in the 1980s that led to the desegregation of the San Francisco Fire Department. The San Francisco Fire Department hired no black firefighters before 1955, allowed no women to apply before 1976, […]
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Please Support: Implicit Bias Bills Introduced by Calif. Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove

UPDATE For the last few months, we have been working with Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove’s office to develop three bills that at least begin to address the pervasive impact of implicit bias in policing, healthcare and the courts. The bills will be heard in their respective policy committees on Tuesday (April 23) and we are reaching out […]
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Eva Paterson at the Appellate Judicial Attorney Institute​​​

EJS President Eva Paterson delivered a presentation today on “Implicit Bias in the Time of the Resurgence of White Supremacy​” at the Appellate Judicial Attorney Institute​​ organized by the Judicial Council of California’s Center for Judicial Education and Research. The institute provides updates on substantive law and procedure, as well as a forum for refining skills and sharing innovative […]
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Welcome to Mona Tawatao, Our New Legal Director!

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson in February announced that Mona Tawatao would be joining us as EJS’s new Legal Director. This is her first week and we hope you’ll join us in welcoming her! “Mona has been part of our EJS family for almost a decade as a board member and played a critical […]
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This Week in White Supremacy (73): Eva Paterson Testifies on White Supremacy at House Judiciary Hearing

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson will testify at the hearing on Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism this Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m. ET before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.