EJS Screens Stirring Films on Incarceration and Family Detention

On Wednesday, October 14, more than 100 EJS members and friends from around the Bay Area joined us at the Sundance Kabuki Theater for the screening of two films about contemporary criminal justice issues. The screenings were spearheaded by EJS staffers Sara Jackson and Miguel Gavaldón. The Trust (http://www.trustcommunity.org), currently in post-production, takes a personal … Continue reading EJS Screens Stirring Films on Incarceration and Family Detention

Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16

The Equal Justice Society is proud to support Netroots Nation, the country’s top convention for progressive online activists. The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention) will be held August 13–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. EJS is coordinating a session on "The Myth of … Continue reading Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16

National “Family Unity” Immigration Event in San Jose

On April 18, San Jose's faith-based communities join a national effort—spanning 20 major U.S. cities—to document the harm caused to citizens across our nation in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. This will be the first event of the tour to highlight voices of the Asian Pacific Islander community, and other diasporic communities. “These testimonials … Continue reading National “Family Unity” Immigration Event in San Jose

Keith Olbermann: ‘Immigration Detention Centers as Bad as Gitmo’

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann calls immigration detention centers “Gitmo Jr.-gate”, and that’s right on point. Olbermann’s comments during his “Still Bushed!” segment was prompted by a report just released by Amnesty International, “Jailed without Justice.” (Thanks to ImmigrationImpact.com for the post on this.) Please read this, or at least glance through. You will find stories such … Continue reading Keith Olbermann: ‘Immigration Detention Centers as Bad as Gitmo’

Attorneys Needed to Help Respond to Immigration Raids

Consistent with our Grand Alliance work, Equal Justice Society has partnered with the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN). In the course of this collaboration, the need for more Rapid Response attorneys has arisen. Two attorneys, Francisco Ugarte, staff attorney at SFILEN, and Sin Yen Ling, staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus, … Continue reading Attorneys Needed to Help Respond to Immigration Raids

Day Without A Gay: Protesting Prop. 8 by Donating to Causes

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, the gay community and its allies will take a historic stance against hatred by donating love to a variety of different causes in Day Without A Gay, a nationwide strike through an economic boycott and doing volunteer work, rather than civil disobedience or other tactics. Conceived by Sean … Continue reading Day Without A Gay: Protesting Prop. 8 by Donating to Causes