2013 Symposium on Equality - Privatization
Join Samuel Bagenstos, former deputy assistant attorney general for civil rights, at our daylong conference as we explore what privatization means for individuals and communities. Other panelists including Joan Alker, Natalie Gomez-Velez, Chris Lehmann, Rob Robinson, Thomas Sugrue, Ann Torregrossa and Sheldon Toubman will join us as we discuss privatization of healthcare, land use and education. Six CLE credits are available for participating attorneys. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Voting News: Preliminary Injunction Extended until Commonwealth Court Issues Decision
Judge Bernard McGinley issued a decision on August 16 to extend the preliminary injunction of Pennsylvania's voter ID law until he decides whether to issue a final injunction. He also changed the state's "soft rollout" process by removing the requirement that poll workers tell voters they will need identification at future elections. Read more about his decision here.
Education News: Chester Upland Students to Receive more than 40,000 Hours of Compensatory Education
Under two new agreements we secured, the Chester Upland School District will provide compensatory education to eligible students with disabilities over the next two years. These agreements ensure that all eligible students receive a baseline of additional educational services to make up for loss of progress during the district's tumultuous last two school years. Read more here.
Garden Justice News: Law Center Receives New Grant from FMC
We are pleased to announce that FMC Corporation is providing financial support to increase the capacity of our outreach work with community gardens and urban farms as part of the Garden Justice Legal Initiative. FMC's support is also helping us expand our new vacant lot and garden mapping tool: www.groundedinphilly.org
Fall Event: 2013 Social Justice Gala
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