Gov. Newsom Appoints Lisa Holder to Calif. Task Force on Reparations for Slavery

As the country continues to confront a history of racial injustice, deeply rooted in the legacy of slavery and systemic racism, today, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed five individuals, including EJS Of Counsel Lisa Holder, to serve on the newly formed Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The formation of this … Continue reading Gov. Newsom Appoints Lisa Holder to Calif. Task Force on Reparations for Slavery

EJS Joins Civil Rights Solidarity Statement on Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

In the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Atlanta where eight people were murdered, including six women of Asian descent, 207 civil and human rights organizations, including the Equal Justice Society, released the following statement: “White supremacist violence against communities of color continues to escalate, especially in recent years. The deadly shootings in the Atlanta … Continue reading EJS Joins Civil Rights Solidarity Statement on Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

$50,000 Donation from Henry L. Hecht to Support New EJS Staff Attorney Position

Professor Henry L. Hecht is donating $50,000 through The Henry L. Hecht Family Fund to help fund a new Staff Attorney position at the Equal Justice Society. Prof. Hecht is the Herma Hill Kay Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley Law. He has provided significant support for several of EJS’s implicit bias conferences, numerous annual galas, … Continue reading $50,000 Donation from Henry L. Hecht to Support New EJS Staff Attorney Position