Join Us! On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Prisoners’ Legal Services will host its annual event for National Pro Bono Week. Each year focuses on a different theme. This year’s theme will be death and dying while incarcerated and will include a screening of Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, a film highlighting one man’s final days in the Iowa State Penitentiary. Nominated for an Academy Award, the film provides a rarely seen look into prison hospice programs.
After the screening will be a panel discussion with Edgar Barens, the film’s director, and David Leven, Executive Director of End of Life Choices NY, followed by a reception.
Prior to the film, PLS will present awards to volunteers from across the state for their pro bono service to incarcerated New Yorkers.
The event will be held at Albany Law School, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Click here for tickets.
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Let’s celebrate the pride in all our culture, by showing the power of our vote.
HHMA is a national voter registration campaign that helps shift behaviors for American Latinos from simply celebrating our culture to building our political power. And this year, flexing our political muscles is more important than ever.
Join us and more than 400 hundred organizations, leaders and influencers as we organize on September 15 – October 15 to register eligible voters and make sure our community makes it to the polls on Election Day. We can’t do this work alone and are counting on you to help us register your family and friends, too.
Massachusetts: Leading the way on Equal Pay: https://blog.dol.gov/2016/08/04/massachusetts-leading-the-way-on-equal-pay/
Dorothy Simonelli is a hero!
Back in 1989, Dorothy was a part of a group of women cafeteria workers who sued the Everett School District and demanded equal pay. Though these women lost their case back then, these actions “inspired legislators to enact a new Massachusetts law to close the gender wage gap.”
Read the full article here.
Affirmative action advocates shocked and thrilled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in University of Texas Case: Click HERE
“The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold race-conscious college admissions came as a welcome surprise to many university officials and civil rights activists, who celebrated the ruling as essential to preserving and promoting diversity in higher education. Advocates had feared that the court might rule that there was no longer a place for affirmative action in college admissions. Instead, Thursday’s 4-to-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas means that universities can continue using race as one of multiple factors in their admissions decisions.” ~ The Washington Post (6/23/2016)
The Washington Post Commentary