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In Memoriam: Prof. Charles Ogletree

EJS sends its deepest condolences to Prof. Ogletree’s family, friends, and loved ones. Tree was our founding board chair anrd instrumental in our early years. There would be no EJS without Prof. Ogletree.

Law, Social Science, the Arts

The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Our legal strategy broadens conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias.

Equal Justice Society: We will not be deterred by a Supreme Court majority running roughshod over our civil and human rights

June 29, 2023 – The Equal Justice Society shares its profound anger and disappointment in the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court today in SFFA v. UNC and SFFA v. Harvard. These decisions are a severe blow to the equal opportunity and fairness that EJS fights for and that everyone in this country deserves. Our nation’s future depends on racial equity and diversity in higher education to achieve a thriving, multiracial democracy. We must all continue to work together to achieve that goal. EJS is more committed than ever to countering white supremacy in higher education and in all our institutions.

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims




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Lisa Holder, EJS President

The Equal Justice Society board of directors appointed Lisa Holder as the organization’s new President, succeeding Eva Paterson who co-founded EJS in 2000 and served as its President for 22 years. Eva retired on August 31.

History of the Equal Justice Society

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