“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 … Continue reading “Vision for Democracy” Platform Outlines Concrete Policy Proposals to Realize Truly Representative Democracy

EJS Receives $150,000 Grant from the Open Society Foundations

The Equal Justice Society is thrilled to share that we are the recipients of a $150,000 general support grant from the Open Society Foundations! Founded in 1979 by George Soros, the Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. Learn more … Continue reading EJS Receives $150,000 Grant from the Open Society Foundations

Meet the New EJS Team Members

EJS’ dynamic and talented team has recently grown a little larger.  We would like to introduce you to the phenomenal four additions to our office: Estela Lopez Gilliam - Coalitions Manager: Estela will be responsible for facilitating the 600-member Good Ally Collaborative and developing the Collaborative’s leadership and coalition planning. She will also assist EJS in realigning … Continue reading Meet the New EJS Team Members

EJS Receives Grants from The California Endowment and Maja Kristin Fund

https://www.facebook.com/equaljusticesociety/videos/10154978521704624/ EJS President Eva Paterson describes the links between disproportionate school discipline and implicit bias in her remarks at a July 26, 2017, press conference announcing a landmark settlement with the Kern High School District on behalf of Black and Latino students. The Equal Justice Society recently received a $25,000 grant from The California Endowment and … Continue reading EJS Receives Grants from The California Endowment and Maja Kristin Fund

EJS Receives $900,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

EJS Receives $900,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for Initiatives on Implicit Bias and Disproportionate Suspensions of Black and Latino Students The Equal Justice Society has received a $900,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of our efforts to reduce the number of Black and Latino students unfairly disciplined because of implicit … Continue reading EJS Receives $900,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation