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Continuity of Services: Social Justice

This guide covers: HUSL Library services, student and faculty resources, and coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Justice

Guides

On Point Podcast (NPR)

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In The News (Selected)

ECONOMY AND STRUCTURAL INEQUITY

HEALTH (IN)JUSTICE

XENOPHOBIA

PRISONERS' RIGHTS

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND JUSTICE

PRIVACY

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  • ABA: Disaster Relief Pro Bono Portal, use this resource to find pro bono opportunities, including those helping victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Willing to volunteer pro bono legal services to individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic but not sure where to promote those pro bono legal services?  The Legal Forum is collecting information on attorneys willing to volunteer help to pandemic victims on a pro bono basis. The coronavirus pandemic is creating a dire need for attorneys to represent clients facing eviction, foreclosure, bankruptcy, or devastating debt collection. Until the emergency subsides, The Legal Forum plans to list attorneys and law firms in their newsletter space who are willing to volunteer to represent at least a few clients on a pro bono basis.

    • If you can help, please send an email to The Legal Forum giving your firm’s name, the name of the contact person, email address, phone number and service you will provide, such as representation in eviction, foreclosure or bankruptcy cases. Send the emails to tramstack@gmail.com with “pro bono” in the subject line.  Information about the listings will be sent to media organizations throughout the Washington area.  Note that in a few cases, a dramatically reduced rate might be acceptable if pro bono is not possible. If that is your reality, please list your rate in the "pro bono" email to tramstack@gmail.com.

  • Take a look at the Umanity app.  It's described as "an online platform that anyone can use to efficiently coordinate and safely connect community needs to resources in real-time.  For free."  It helps communities organize and mobilize resources by mapping and matching local needs to volunteers and donations.

  • I'm not Racist.  Am I?

    • Eight episodic chapters allow individuals to engage with the content at their own pace.  It's designed to help you understand the content, connect it to your own life and community, and think about what actions you'll take to become antiracist.  This online course is freely available for the month of April with code LDR-30D-FR416

  • Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus (NYT, May 5, 2020)
  • How to Help Those Weathering Financial Storms (NYT, April 14, 2020)
  • 10 Ways to Fight for Social Justice During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Teen Vogue, March 30, 2020)
  • Mapping Our Social Change Roles in Times of Crisis (Medium, March 27, 2020)
  • Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can Do Now (The Justice Collective, March 11, 2020)

Selected Conferences, Trainings, and Colloquia

  • COVID-19 Columbia and Duke Law Virtual Event Series: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic (April 8 - April 21, 2020)
    • COVID-19 in Conflict: What to Expect? And What Can be Done?
    • States of Emergency and Government Powers in and After the Pandemic
    • Impacts of COVID-19 on Marginalized Groups: Implications for Policy and Advocacy
    • COVID-19's Impact on Health, Housing, Water, and Sanitation: Socioeconomic Rights in Crisis
    • Flattening the Pandemic Curve While Upholding Digital and Information Rights
  • ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice COVID-19 Series
    • Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on African Americans and Communities of Color
    • Expanding Pretrial Release in the Age of COVID-19
    • New Jersey COVID-19 Jail Release Agreement
    • COVID-19 and the Compassionate Release of the Elderly, Infirm or High Risk
    • Reentry Planning for COVID-19 Releases
    • Issues Affecting Native American Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis
    • COVID-19 and Child Welfare Cases
    • Coronavirus: Homeless Community Adverse Impact from Eviction & Lack of Safe Housing
    • Public Health Measures in Response to COVID-19
    • Lessons from Past Disasters: Criminal Justice Response to COVID-19
    • COVID-19: Threates to Democracy and to Public Safety Through the Lens of the Asian American Experience
    • Religious Freedom Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Consumer Debtor Protections & Rights for Low-Income Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Immigration Policy and Practice during the Coronavirus Pandemic
    • COVID-19 and Tax Relief for Individuals and Tax-Exempt Status Under the CARES Act
    • Coronavirus: Protecting Safety-Net Public Benefits During the Pandemic
    • Learning for Students with Disabilities in the Time of COVID-19

 

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