https://videopress.com/v/n2nrUYIE?preloadContent=metadata Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson was invited by the Golden State Warriors organization to speak at their May 28, 2020, internal town hall about the murder of George Floyd. The video event was hosted by Warriors President and COO Rick Welts. EJS would like to thank Randy Lim of the Warriors organization for … Continue reading EJS President Eva Paterson on Golden State Warriors Town Hall
NBC News - The former Minneapolis police officer shown on video putting his knee on the neck of George Floyd was arrested on Friday, authorities said. Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday and faces charges of 3rd-degree murder and … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #126: Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in George Floyd case
The Equal Justice Society joins demands from the Floyd family, Color and Change, and others that the police officers who killed George Floyd be charged with murder and that all the benefits accrued to them be stripped. Officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. There are still three other officers, … Continue reading EJS Joins Demand that Police Officers Who Killed George Floyd be Charged with Murder
Even as some states begin the process of reopening their economies, Native American tribes are dealing with disproportionate challenges during the pandemic. The Navajo Nation, in particular, has suffered greatly. Richardson described "enormous devastation" from the coronavirus, and said that the extraordinary difficulties stem from being overlooked by state and federal government, the lack of … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #125: Navajo Nation faces ‘Enormous Devastation’ from Coronavirus, says former Gov. Richardson
Trump Demands 'These Votes Must Not Count' After Polling Place Opens in Black Community in Lancaster, Calif. https://bit.ly/2zNrPaw Here's the election and voter protection news that has been front and center for us: COVID-19 Silenced Voters of Color in Wisconsin - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights https://bit.ly/3g3PPqeJared Kushner Non-Committal When Asked if … Continue reading Issue 3: Voter Empowerment and Education Newsletter
Christina Alvernaz is joining the Equal Justice Society as our 2020-2022 Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellow – a fellowship honoring the first African American woman to serve on the federal bench. She starts the Fellowship in July 2020.
The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others. Adam Serwer, The Atlantic - The coronavirus epidemic has rendered the racial contract visible in multiple ways. Once the disproportionate impact of the … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #124: ‘The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract’
The Equal Justice Society joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, Muslim Advocates, NAACP, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and 110 additional organizations committed to racial justice and civil rights, in a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to open a full … Continue reading Justice Department Must Investigate Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder