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Thanksgiving message and News from LatinoJustice

That #LJPFamilia wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We also recap some major LatinoJustice news such as a national convening of Latinos leaders to discuss the role of Latinos in the Criminal Justice System.

Female Laundry Workers Receive $582,000 In Settlement of EEOC Sexual Harassment Case

Suffolk Laundry Services, Inc. will pay $582,000 to eight former Latina employees to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The company also agreed to implement new procedures and training on sexual harassment for all employees to ensure that these abuses do not reoccur in the future.

MALDEF and LatinoJustice PRLDEF File U.S. Supreme Court Brief on Behalf of Latino Organizations Addressing The Importance of Campus Diversity in Fisher v. University of Texas

LatinoJustice PRLDEF and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court Monday in Fisher v. University of Texas on behalf of 25 Texas and national Latina/o organizations, including UT students in support of the race-conscious college admissions plan.

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Lawyer Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan Named President of National Lawyers Guild

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, a staff attorney at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, has been named President of the National Lawyers Guild.

Victory: Law Targeting Latino Day Laborers Struck Down in Long Island

A federal district court today affirmed the right of Latino day laborers in Oyster Bay, Long Island to seek work in public spaces, following a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union and LatinoJustice PRLDEF. The decision permanently struck down a town ordinance that prohibited people from soliciting work for violating the First Amendment.

News and Events: Florida Redraws Congressional Districts, Protections Reinstated for Home Care Workers and more

A federal court approves key reforms in NYC Stop-and-Frisk Case. Florida legislature redraws Congressional districts. Court reinstate Federal protections to home care workers

News and Events; Puerto Rico, NJ Education and More

This is a copy of the newsletter that we sent out on July 23rd and it highlights the latest news and events from LatinoJustice. It focused on recapping LAWbound, NJ education policy, Puerto Rico Crisis and more

Meet LatinoJustice's Summer 2015 Legal Interns

Meet the LatinoJustice interns for summer 2015

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Honors Latina Trailblazers

More than 200 supporters are expected Tuesday, June 16 to honor a host of successful and inspiring Latina Trailblazers at the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Sixth Annual Women’s Awards Breakfast at the Yale Club of NY. The Sixth Annual event honors Latinas who are leaders in their field, in our community and nationwide.

DREAMer Application to NYS Bar Granted

The New York State Supreme Court Second Department Appellate Division today issued a decision approving the bar application of Cesar Vargas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old and eventually graduated from City University of New York School of Law.

2015 Latina Trailblazer Honorees

Every year LatinoJustice PRLDEF chooses a cohort of Latina trailblazers whose groundbreaking accomplishments illuminate new paths for Latinas nationwide. Here is a list of our 2015 honorees

Sixth Annual Latina Trailblazers Breakfast

Join us in honoring Latinas who, like former LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board member Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, have opened up new professional and political pathways for their peers

Antes de Selma, fue Fannie Lou Hamer

Su trayectoria personal refleja algunas de las vidas de tantas mujeres latinas que hoy en día son las líderes del trato digno y humano que merece la comunidad latina

Jóvenes de NYC indignados por bloqueo de alivio migratorio

Organizaciones piden que no se dejen disuadir por la decisión judicial contra la acción ejecutiva

Son menores de edad, no adultos

Juan Cartagena da consejo sobre que Gobernador Cuomo deberia hacer para el presupuesto del Estado de Nueva York

David López protege a los trabajadores

En este país el mérito en el trabajo muchas veces se desvaloriza. Precisamente cuando su trabajo requiere buscar maneras de proteger a los más marginalizados es que uno tiene que aguantar los cantazos de sectores que no quieren disminuir la igualdad.

Justicia en el dia de los muertos

En el condado de Wayne a la orilla del lago Ontario en el norte del Estado de Nueva York llegó noticia que los trabajadores agrícolas, casi todos latinos, exigieron justicia para sus compañeros en el día de los muertos.

David López protege a los trabajadores

En este país el mérito en el trabajo muchas veces se desvaloriza. Precisamente cuando su trabajo requiere buscar maneras de proteger a los más marginalizados es que uno tiene que aguantar los cantazos de sectores que no quieren disminuir la igualdad.

For People of Color® Law School Conference at Columbia 2014.

For People of Color® will be holding law school admissions conferences at Columbia Law this weekend!

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