Rise Up 4 Ramarley Graham: A Webinar by CLSJ & NAACP LDF

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On February 2nd 2012, Ramarley Graham was shot and killed in his home by NYPD. To date, none of the officers involved have been held accountable. In fact, they all remain on payroll, some receiving pay raises since the shooting. Join the NAACP LDF for a webinar on the campaign and the pursuit for police accountability.

Speakers include:  Mother of Ramarley Graham Constance Malcolm, CLSJ General Counsel Lurie Daniel Favors,  NAACP LDF Community Organizer Carmen Dixon, and Rahel Mekdim Tika

CLSJ Turns 30!

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In the mid-1980’s—in the face of what an escalation of police misconduct against Black and Latino communities, leading up to violence and even killings—a group of attorneys, pastors, and politicians got together to found the Center for Law and Social Justice. The Center, housed at Medgar Evers College, turns 30 this year, and BRIC TV sat with new CLSJ General Counsel, Lurie Daniel Favors to discuss the Center’s past, present and future.

Esmeralda Simmons on Women in Prison

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Susan Gottesfeld, Executive Vice President for Program Operations at The Osborne Association and Esmeralda Simmons, Executive Director of the Center for Law & Social Justice at Medgar Evers College talk about the challenges women face in the criminal justice system.

This segment originally aired February 18, 2016.

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Esmeralda Simmons: Population Shifts in Brooklyn and Harlem

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[March 2012, Brooklyn, NY] Esmeralda Simmons, Esq. talks about “movement on the ground” and “populations shifts” in Brooklyn and Harlem. The founder of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, CUNY (CLSJ) is actively engaged in redistricting advocacy in NY. | CLSJ is a community-based legal organization that specializes in addressing racial justice issues. CLSJ provides quality legal advocacy, trainings, and research services in a personal manner to people of African descent and the disenfranchised. Learn more about this organization and its 25 year history at