The Equal Justice Society continues to strengthen its role in the racial justice movement as one of the county’s few legal organizations fighting modern-day discrimination by intersecting the law, race, and social science. We’re doing more with less – advancing innovative approaches despite a funding environment negatively impacting the entire nonprofit sector.


Donate online or call us at 415-288-8700.

EJS’s legal scholarship is making an impact

  • The Washington State Supreme Court recently cited a law review article on implicit bias authored by EJS in its opinion in Washington v. Saintcalle.
  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April in the case of Associated General Contractors, San Diego Chapter v. Caltrans affirming the California Department of Transportation’s outreach program to promote fairness and equity in its federal contracting. EJS was one of the organizations representing minority business owners impacted by the case.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court in June reaffirmed in its decision in Fisher v. UT Austin that universities may consider racial and ethnic diversity as one factor among many in a carefully crafted admissions policy. EJS co-authored and filed an amicus brief on behalf of 13 of the nation’s leading social scientists presenting research for the first time to the Supreme Court that diversity has tangible benefits related to academic performance, physiology, and workforce development.
  • EJS signed on to the brief submitted by The Leadership Conference in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, which challenges the constitutionality of Michigan’s anti-affirmative action proposal. EJS authored the civil rights amicus brief in the 6th Circuit.

EJS’s advocacy and thought leadership are being uplifted

  • The Seattle Times invited and published an op-ed by Eva Paterson on racial bias in jury selection after learning that our law review article was cited by the Washington State Supreme Court in Saintcalle.
  • The American Bar Association National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws invited Eva Paterson to be the keynote speaker at its Aug. 9 Western Regional public hearing.
  • Recognized as one of the prominent civil rights leaders in the region, Eva has appeared on KQED ‘This Week’, KQED Forum, KALW and other media outlets to discuss race in light of the Trayvon Martin murder and George Zimmerman’s subsequent trial.

Donate online or call us at 415-288-8700.

EJS taking on the challenges facing the entire nonprofit sector, but especially racial justice groups. As institutional funders change their investments in racial justice initiatives, EJS is re-orienting its revenue model by improving its individual donor programs. We are looking for other avenues of resources, such as cy pres awards. And EJS is creating longer-term development platforms, such as our “Civil Rights at 50” campaign, to build deeper and more impactful relationships with donors.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Make a secure, online donation right now;
  2. Write a check payable to the Equal Justice Society and mail your donation to the Equal Justice Society, 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 818, Oakland, CA 94612; and
  3. Call us at 415-288-8700 to learn more about our roadmap to litigation, pledge your support, or find out how you can help.

All donations to EJS are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EJS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax identification number is 20-0490698.

Donate online or call us at 415-288-8700.

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