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Remembering the Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time and remains an inspiration for all of us at Equal Justice Works as we help ensure access to equal justice regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or education. Still, 49 years after Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, social injustices occur daily.
     
FELLOWS ON THE FRONT

Uncovering civil rights issues through legal services

“Civil rights infringement and social injustice can seem overwhelming on a larger scale, but we can truly make a difference if everyone does their part,” shared Equal Justice Works Fellow Nicholas Webber. Nicholas is doing his part at the Watsonville Law Center sponsored by the Morrison & Foerster Foundation where he provides direct legal services to Spanish speaking low-wage workers in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, California.
 
     
ALUMNI NEWS

Regaining rights through reentry

While most of us can agree on the need and importance of advocating for the rights of under-represented populations such as children and minorities, prisoners’ rights remains a taboo topic. The issue is complicated and for that reason, many people avoid it or simply denounce the idea altogether. Caroline Hsu is not many people. An Equal Justice Works alumna from the class of 2009, Caroline spent her Fellowship working at the Legal Aid Society of New York (LASNY) to protect the rights of disabled prisoners.
  Caroline Hsu
     
STUDENT DEBT TIP OF THE MONTH

Fill out your FASFA

Only federal loans are eligible for Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. They also come with important protections during repayment, like deferment and forbearance. Some more good news? Because of Grad PLUS, students can fund their entire graduate or professional school education without taking on private loans.
     
 
 
 
 
January 2012
ANNOUNCEMENTS
& EVENTS
  • Need tips for your public service summer job search? Register for the first free webinar of a two-part series hosted by Equal Justice Works and NALP. Second part is February 1.
  • Learn how to start a street law program at your school.
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
Equal Justice Works would like to thank Baker & McKenzie LLP for their sponsorship of our fellowship and support of the 25th Anniversary Gala.
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