TMS Event Details

Event Title: Race Matters

Event Type: Dinner


Villa Taverna
27 Hotaling Pl
San Francisco, CA 94111

Presenter: Eva Patterson

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Time: 12:00 AM


Civil rights attorney Eva Jefferson Paterson is co-founder and President of the Equal Justice Society, a nonprofit organization transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts.

As a 20-year-old student leader at a time of turmoil, she was catapulted into the national spotlight when she debated then-Vice President Spiro Agnew on live television and was dubbed the “peaceful warrior” for fostering non-violent protest in the aftermath of the 1970 shooting of student demonstrators at Kent State. She received her B.A. from Northwestern, where she was elected the first African American student body president, and her JD from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

Paterson is co-chair of the California Civil Rights Coalition (CCRC), She also served as Vice President of the ACLU National Board for eight years, and chaired the boards of Equal Rights Advocates and the San Francisco Bar Association Foundation.

Paterson has received numerous awards, including the Fay Stender Award from the California Women Lawyers, Woman of the Year from the Black Leadership Forum, the Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award from the ACLU of Northern California, and the Alumni Award of Merit from Northwestern University.n
$65 Members
$75 Non-Member Guests

No refunds for cancellations! Sorry, but we have to guarantee our count so we are unable to refund your payment if you cancel.

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