Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee

July 29, 2015

The next meeting of the Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee will be July 29th, 6:00 p.m., at Basil Thai, 1175 Folsom St. Between 7th & 8th in San Francisco. The agenda will include discussions on the Conference of California Bar Assocations and the NLGSF delegation.

The Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee, formerly NLGSF State Bar Committee, participates in many Bar related activities throughout the year and initiates progressive resolutions for consideration and debate among delegates to the annual State Bar Convention.

Police and Prisons Committee Meeting

August 12, 2015

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m., at 1201 MLK Jr. Way in Oakland.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:

NLG Bay Area Next Gen Happy Hour

July 9, 2015

We will be having a Happy Hour for David Weintraub send off and social gathering for NextGen past, current or future committee members.

Join the Bay Area NLG NextGen Committee for a happy hour and send off for David Weintraub! David has been the driving force behind the NextGen committee, and the Mentorship Committee before it!

Don't miss this chance to show your appreciation while spending time with your fellow NLG students and attorneys! Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there!

Bay TUPOCC: A's v. Astros in Far Left Field

August 6, 2015

Come enjoy an evening in Far Left Field with your NLG comrades at the A's v. Astros game. Field level tickets available starting at $25! All welcome and encouraged to attend. Proceeds donated to Bay TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus of the NLG).

A's versus the Astros
Thursday, August 6, 7:05 p.m.
Click Here to Register Online

Can't go, but still want to support Bay TUPOCC? Contribute below:

Tom Steel’s Legacy: Advancing the Guild’s Advocacy and Moving Beyond Gay Marriage

Carlos Villarreal
Executive Director

Last week’s Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marriage is historic and the result of decades of struggle. However, it should not be seen as the culmination of the struggle, as there is so much more to win for genuine LGBTQ equality. Indeed, marriage is, historically, a conservative institution, and the majority opinion is riddled with praise for the institution and its importance in our intimate associations. It is of course important for many of us, but that doesn’t mean that those who choose to not marry, or those who are polyamorous, or those who never get married for any other reason, do not have relationships that are as important. In many states, despite this win at the Supreme Court, employees can be fired because they are gay or transgender, and may have no recourse. Despite this win at the High Court, trans women of color continue to be overincarcerated and, in a prison system that is already rampant with abuse and torture, transgender inmates often face even worse conditions than cisgender inmates.

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