Know Your Rights: If you are a parent of a child with a disability within the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and are experiencing similar concerns mentioned in this lawsuit, please contact the Disability Rights California confidential intake line at 1-800-776-5746, available 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Nov. 4 Community Meeting on … Continue reading EJS and Co-Counsel Sue Sacramento School District Over the Segregation and Mistreatment of Students with Disabilities, Particularly Black Students with Disabilities
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit to stop ethnically and racially discriminatory student discipline practices in Kern County high schools have filed an appeal against the State of California, which was excused as a defendant by the trial court. Attorneys on behalf of Latino and African American students in the Kern High School District maintain that the State of California is responsible for addressing discriminatory practices in state public schools.
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) shines the spotlight on civil rights with the Bay Area premiere of THURGOOD by George Stevens, Jr. from July 9-25, 2015 at the Creativity Theater, 221 Fourth Street (at Howard) in San Francisco, directed by Margo Hall. THURGOOD is a powerful one-man play first produced on Broadway in April 2008, starring … Continue reading Steven Anthony Jones is Thurgood Marshall
Lawsuit seeks end to school district's discriminatory disciplinary policies and practices that disproportionately impact students of color UPDATE: News coverage of the case: - The Center for Public Integrity (nonprofit news organization) - KQED - KBAK, CBS Affiliate - The Bakersfield California BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2014) — A coalition of civil rights legal advocates, … Continue reading EJS Joins CRLA, MALDEF, GBLA, in Lawsuit Against Kern High School District
The killing of Michael Brown has dominated the headlines and my thoughts over the past few days. An African-American 18-year-old dead with multiple gunshot wounds. The shots fired by a St. Louis police officer. The circumstances reeking of cover-up, profiling, and racism. My African-American 18-year-old son Julian has spent the last two weeks as an … Continue reading These Are Our Sons
Eva Paterson, Allison Elgart, and Luke Edwards of the Equal Justice Society participated in a community meeting on June 18 in Bakersfield, California, to discuss the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of Latino and Black students. Photo via Faith in Action.
Yesterday as I was driving from San Francisco to Oakland, I heard a news report on NPR that made me cry. Voter suppression, a.k.a. Voter ID laws, have gone into effect in Arkansas, my father’s birthplace. A report today from Zachary Roth of MSNBC states: Among the problems reported from Tuesday: poll workers quizzing voters … Continue reading African Americans Started Memorial Day
Today, March 21, is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year's theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was chosen to highlight the problem of racism in sports, which remains a disturbing occurrence in many parts of the world, as well as to raise awareness of the … Continue reading Remembering Human Rights Salute by Tommie Smith, John Carlos, at 1968 Olympics