Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

September 16, 2020

September 15 through October 15 marks Latinx Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions to American society of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson initiated the national observance of Hispanic Heritage week and it was expanded to a […] Read More

Reflections on Labor Day

September 8, 2020

“Society must stand up to powerful people intent on protecting their own interests over the interests of the workers and their families.” by Kris Organ Working people in America, even in a time of pandemic and catastrophic fires, celebrate a Labor Day Holiday. Recent events call on us to recognize the essential nature of workers […] Read More

100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

August 19, 2020

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Photo: National Women’s Party Protest, 1917 The California Civil Rights Law Group celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the […] 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

What’s Next after the Chabad of Poway Shooting?

June 5, 2019

Just a month after the arson and vandalism at Dur-ul-Arqam mosque in Escondido, California, another attack left one dead and several injured at Chabad of Poway in San Diego. A nineteen-year-old white man, John Earnest, was identified as the shooter. Earnest is also being charged in connection with the aforementioned arson. Now, and in the […] Read More