Equal Justice Society Events
Aug. 28, 2013 – EJS Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
From 2013 to 2015, we will have the opportunity to observe the 50th anniversaries of four of our nation’s seminal civil rights tipping points. The Equal Justice Society will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Our event will feature a collaboration with Marcus Shelby Jazz Organization, Zaccho Dance Theatre, and the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. We invite you to save the date, or register here to be the first to receive details of this event.
Events and Conferences We’re Attending
EJS at ‘The Future of Law and Neuroscience’ Conference Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience
Eva Paterson and Allison Elgart will participate in the April 27 conference on ‘The Future of Law and Neuroscience.’ The organizers invited EJS to participate after learning about the amicus brief we filed in the Fisher case* on behalf of social scientists. The conference is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, the American Bar Association, Vanderbilt Law School, the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, and the American Bar Association Science & Technology Section. * The Equal Justice Society, the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and the Haas Diversity Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote the amicus brief on behalf of 13 of the nation’s leading social scientists in the case of Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
EJS Mind Science Conference in Chicago
EJS is co-sponsoring a Mind Science Conference along with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and the American Values Institute. This convening is made possible through the support of the Ford Foundation and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Three dozen lawyers, judges, professors, and researchers will be joining us at the end of this month in Chicago.
EJS at W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s America Healing Conference
Eva will represent at EJS at W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s third annual America Healing conference in Asheville, North Carolina, in late April. Eva will join hundreds of participants representing WKKF America Healing grantees, researchers, community leaders, advocates and media.
EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart to Present at Project Sentinel’s 7th Annual Fair Housing Symposium
This event will feature experts in the field of Fair Housing from all over California, representing a variety of perspectives on several cutting edge topics. For those new to fair housing, the symposium will also offer a session on Fair Housing Basics. The key note speaker this year is Sara Pratt, the “top cop” for Fair Housing enforcement in the nation, currently serving as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Enforcement. EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart will present a workship on Implicit Bias in Fair Housing for Housing Providers and Advocates. The registration fee is $20, which includes lunch, and fee waiver requests are available.
Friday, April 26, 2013
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043