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“Freedom to Lead: Revisiting Juneteenth 2020, A Year Later” Event Recording

Thursday, June 17, 2021 |

On Thursday, June 17th, 2021 Dominique Turrentine, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Zoë Polk, Executive Director of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), and Imani Rupert- Gordon, Executive Director National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) came together to reflect on Juneteenth and discuss how we can collectively build and transform institutions to advance Black liberation. 

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Freedom to Lead- Revisiting Juneteenth 2020: A Year Later

Monday, June 14, 2021 |

Join us on Thursday, June 17th, from 2PM-3:15PM PT (5PM-6:15PM ET) for “Freedom to Lead – Revisiting Juneteenth 2020: A Year Later,” a virtual event hosted by East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), National Employment Law Project (NELP), and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). On the anniversary of Juneteenth, our dynamic panel will explore […]

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EBCLC Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Monday, May 24, 2021 |

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the East Bay Community Law Center is celebrating our Asian American and Pacific Islander clients, staff, and supporters. This month, we asked our fellow EBCLC community members to share how they are honoring their unique AA/PI heritage. We hope you continue on to learn more:  […]

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The East Bay Community Law Center Condemns the Sustained Campaign of Harassment and Terror in Sheikh Jarrah and Across Palestine

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 |

As one of the largest eviction defense organizations in California, the East Bay Community Law Center knows intimately how devastating evictions are on communities, neighborhoods, families, and children. Every day, we reckon with how present-day law enforcement upholds the legacy of state sponsored housing discrimination

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Community Economic Justice Clinic Student Reflection: Ezekiel (Zeke) Wald

Thursday, May 13, 2021 |

In my three years of law school, more than 700 Black people were shot by police. As I was writing this reflection, I read the story of Mario Gonzalez, a long-time East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) community member, who died after the Alameda County Police Department pinned him to the ground for five minutes—only a day before Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in a similar fashion…

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