Photos by Shu-Jon Mao 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration on September 17, we will highlight one year in our history. This week we remember 2003, former Research Director Susan Serrano, and former board chair Anthony Solana, Jr. In 2003, the Equal Justice … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2003, Susan Serrano, Anthony Solana, Jr.
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
May 5 - James “Major” Woodall, state president, Georgia NAACP: "The modern-day lynching of Mr. Arbery is yet another reminder of the vile and wicked racism that persists in parts of our country. The slothfulness and inaction of D.A. Jackie Johnson of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit and George Barnhill of the Waycross Judicial Circuit are … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #123: “The modern-day lynching of Ahmaud Arbery”
EJS founding donors Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration on September 17, we will highlight one year in our history. This week we remember 2002 and Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan who generously provided significant startup funding for … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2002 and Founding Donors Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan
Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s Bill Reinstating Affirmative Action in California Clears Critical First Hurdle On a vote of 6-1, the California Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement today approved ACA 5, the bill by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to allow voters an opportunity to restore affirmative action and equal opportunity in California. The Opportunity … Continue reading EJS Applauds Committee Approval of ACA 5; One Step Closer to Repealing Prop. 209
Last week, we asked for your opinions regarding the impact of Affirmative Action policies on structural racism. Your perspectives enriched our understanding of these issues and we wanted to share some of our favorites below. I am a child of Affirmative Action. My inner city school did not send students to Northwestern. I was blessed … Continue reading Affirmative Action – Part of the Strategy for Dismantling Structural Racism?