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Director’s Corner

Friday, February 28, 2020 |

We are committed to helping borrowers navigate the complexities of student loan debt because we know how it contributes to the racial wealth gap. And as the country reckons with the devastating consequences of Stop and Frisk, EBCLC is working to address the direct impact of racial profiling in today’s California by fighting fines and fees. I’m especially proud to do this work alongside our newest class of 49 law and social work students, who are here to learn how to take on oppressive systems with courage and creativity. Every day, these new advocates inspire me with the innovative ways they address historical injustices.

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Dear Friend, We Wish You Could Have Been There.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 |

We’re proud to share that EBCLC was selected as one of seven community organizations across the Bay to receive funding to work with our local jurisdiction in creating and implementing equitable, innovative housing policy. We’ll channel this investment to build on our five years of legal and policy research, regional coalition-building, and partnerships with community organizations and with the City of Berkeley that’s helped us shape a Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act.

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At our best, we’re that fence.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | ,

Long before I joined EBCLC’s Community Economic Justice Clinic as a law student advocate, my great-uncle Alexander Hoffman, who we called “Sascha”, was showing the East Bay what true community lawyering looks like.  Sascha was an activist attorney in Berkeley during the 1960s, representing the demonstrators who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee and the […]

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EBCLC’s Daniel Faessler Honored with 2019 Kathi Pugh Award

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | ,

Daniel Faessler (back row, center) with colleagues and students at May 9, 2019 EBCLC Graduation Ceremony PC: RSVP Event Photography Between providing robust client services and training the next generation of public interest advocates, supervising attorneys at the East Bay Community Law Center have a lot on their plates. As Daniel Faessler has demonstrated, though, […]

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