CCRLG Founding Partner Larry Organ Speaks Out About Racism Among Venture Capitalists

July 24, 2020

Washington Post journalist Reed Albergotti published an in-depth article focusing on racial bias in the clubby world of venture capitalism. Noting that deeply ingrained racism often plays a role in the low levels of funding offered to black high-tech entrepreneurs, Albergotti reports that decisions are often based on implicit bias, not overt racial conduct. California […] Read More

CCRLG Founding Partner Larry Organ Speaks Out About Racism Among Venture Capitalists

July 23, 2020

Washington Post journalist Reed Albergotti published an in-depth article focusing on racial bias in the clubby world of venture capitalism. Noting that deeply ingrained racism often plays a role in the low levels of funding offered to black high-tech entrepreneurs, Albergotti reports that decisions are often based on implicit bias, not overt racial conduct. California […] Read More

Rename Selma Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge for Civil Rights Legend John Lewis

July 21, 2020

Photo: Obama, Lewis and Bush in 2015 at the 50th anniversary of the Selma, AL, marches. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) “Thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders—to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.”                              –President Barack Obama Police Brutality An […] Read More

Commemorating LGBTQ+ Liberation Activist Marsha P. Johnson

June 26, 2020

“Don’t let anybody tell you what to do, be who you want to be.” –Marsha P. Johnson The Stonewall Uprising In the late 1960s it was still illegal to be gay in most states. There was not a single law protecting gay people from discrimination. There were no openly gay politicians or pop culture celebrities. […] Read More

CCRLG commemorates Juneteenth, notice of the end to U.S. Slavery

June 19, 2020

Virtual CelebrationsMany of the large festivals and celebrations of previous years have been canceled due to COVID-19restrictions. Here are a few virtual celebrations in the Bay Area:The MC Arts and Culture collective offers “Celebrating the Diaspora” on Friday, June 19 th , with a largervirtual festival planned for Saturday, June 27. Featuring musicians, poets, dancers […] Read More

SUPREME COURT PROTECTS LGBTQ WORKERS’ RIGHTS

June 16, 2020

The United States Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that employers cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We already enjoyed these protections here in California thanks to a more enlightened legislature, but it is important to know that now all people throughout the land are protected against this […] Read More

PROTESTERS HAVE RIGHTS!

June 9, 2020

You have civil rights as peaceful demonstrators despite what the politicians or police tell you. The U.S. and California Constitutions specifically protect your right to Free Speech and Free Assembly. You are protected particularly if you are marching on public sidewalks. You generally have a right to protest in public areas but you may be […] Read More

The California Civil Rights Law Group Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Activists Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X

May 19, 2020

“The legacy I would like to leave is that people try to build bridges and not walls.” –Yuri Kochiyama“I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.” –Malcolm X May 19 marks […] Read More

Healthcare Benefits: Increasingly Important in Trying Times

May 14, 2020

The California Civil Rights Law Group advises employees with serious health conditions who depend on employer health coverage for life-saving treatment. “Health insurance is one of the most important benefits employees rely on, and when someone unexpectedly loses their job they need to understand what their options are,” says Navruz Avloni, an attorney at CCRLG. […] Read More

San Francisco Bay Area Law Firm, California Civil Rights Law Group, Announces Resource Post on Sexual Assault

May 1, 2020

California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in sexual harassment litigation, announces a new resource post on sexual assault. The new post provides quick questions and answers on common misconceptions with respect to sexual assault. In addition, it advises persons in the San Francisco Bay Area that they have […] Read More