Category Archives: Events

Make A Good Investment

Some of you may know that one of my interests is post-apocalyptic science fiction. A reporter recently asked me: “Is that because you think we’re not going to make it?” As I explained to the reporter, it’s the exact opposite. I am attracted to those books and movies because I believe that hardship brings out the

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Lawyers’ Committee Receives “Organization of the Year” Award

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Organization of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA). The award was presented at a reception held at Locke Lord in Boston, MA. As our Executive Director, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, noted at the reception: “We’ve had an amazing year tackling diversity and

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Massachusetts and the Carceral State Conference

Harvard Law School hosted a conference on “Massachusetts and the Carceral State” on September 11, 2016. As part of this conference, our executive director Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal participated in a plenary discussion focused on policing and communities of color. He tackled the importance of improving diversity within police departments to promote community representation. Follow this conversion

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Lawyers’ Committee Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Our executive director, Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Collete Phillips and Get Konnected participating in a lively interactive discussion on September 27 with Daniel Arrigg Koh (Chief of Staff for Mayor Walsh), Sylvia Ferrell-Jones (YWCA Boston), Robert Leikind (AJC New England), Christina Chan (Attorney General’s Office) and Jessyca Feliciano (ALPFA Boston). The

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Barshak Fund for Justice in the Spotlight

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice recently recognized Ed Barkshak of Sugarman, Rodgers, Barshak and Cohen for the tremendous contribution he has made to the bar and to the community.  In Ed’s honor, we launched the “Edward J. Barshak Fund for Justice” to provide dedicated resources for the Lawyers’ Committee’s anti-discrimination cases.

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Glendora Putnam (1923-2016)

“That was my goal, to get rid of segregation and discrimination . . . That’s why I went to law school.” — Glendora M. Putnam We have lost an icon of social justice. Glendora M. Putnam was a trailblazer for civil rights. She graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1948, and was one

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