Michael Harriot, The Root - Without the proper context, it is impossible to understand the mushroom cloud of uprisings that are exploding across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. To contextualize the anger, frustration and desperation that forced protesters to recreate the lawlessness … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #127: A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising
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 2006, the year we established the Judge Constance Baker Motley Fellowship.
The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed ACA 5, historic legislation that would allow California voters their first opportunity in a generation to voice their opinion on equal opportunity programs like affirmative action.
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 2005, and our early work on repealing Proposition 209. In 2005, the Equal Justice Society engaged in fierce efforts to protect the federal … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary: Reflecting on 2005 and Early Work on Repealing Prop. 209
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
Strong momentum is growing for ACA 5, legislation asking voters to decide whether the state government can again address discrimination against women and people of color in contracting, public employment, and education.