Event on May 15 Marks 10th Anniversary of California Marriage Equality

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May 15, 2018, marks the tenth anniversary of the California Supreme Court’s historic ruling in In re Marriage Cases, 43 Cal.4th 757 (2008), recognizing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and strict judicial scrutiny for laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation. You’re invited to a special conversation about…

‘Birthright: A War’ Documentary Presents Real-life ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Birthright: A War Story screens April 26 in Piedmont and April 28 in Oakland Birthright: A War Story examines what has happened to women’s reproductive rights in America since the historic Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 legalized abortion. Director Civia Tamarkin traces the strategy the anti-abortion movement has used to make reproductive choice unavailable,… Continue reading ‘Birthright: A War’ Documentary Presents Real-life ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, Larry Itliong

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This Saturday, March 31, is César E. Chávez National Holiday and César Chávez Day in California, an official state holiday. 2018 also marks the 25th anniversary of César Chávez’s passing. The American labor leader and civil rights activist helped spark and lead a movement in the 1960s and 1970s…

Estela Lopez Gilliam Selected as Coalitions Manger for Good Ally Collaborative, CCRC

The Equal Justice Society is delighted to announce that Estela Lopez Gilliam will serve as Coalitions Manager for the Good Ally Collaborative and the California Civil Rights Coalition. As Coalitions Manager, Ms. Lopez Gilliam will be responsible for facilitating the 600-member Good Ally Collaborative and developing the Collaborative’s leadership and coalition planning. The position will… Continue reading Estela Lopez Gilliam Selected as Coalitions Manger for Good Ally Collaborative, CCRC