Category: Health Disparities


Condemning Trump Administration’s Assault On Anti-Discrimination Protections →

Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Lawyers for Civil Rights Condemns Trump Administration’s Assault On Anti-Discrimination Protections  As part of its ongoing rollback of civil rights protections, the Trump Administration is directing Justice Department officials to look for ways to eliminate one of the most potent tools of civil rights advocacy: the disparate impact doctrine. Lawyers for Civil...

Community-Based Health Center & Immigrants Rights Groups Condemn “Public Charge” Rule →

Health Disparities, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) submitted comments opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed rule improperly expanding the definition of “public charge” to deny immigration protection to those seeking legal permanent residence and other relief. The comments were joined by: MGH—Chelsea HealthCare Center Brazilian Worker Center; Chelsea Collaborative; East Boston Ecumenical Community...

The Next Challenge In The Opioid Epidemic: Battling Rising Rates Of HIV →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
The Next Challenge In The Opioid Epidemic: Battling Rising Rates Of HIV This op-ed by Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal and Lauren Sampson was published on Nov. 30, 208 by WBUR Cognoscenti. This December marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. The disease has killed as many as 41 million people worldwide, the mortality...

2018 Year-in-Review →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Check out our latest work. Our 2018 year-in-review is available here: http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Year-in-Review.pdf [pdf-embedder url="http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Year-in-Review.pdf" title="2018 Year in Review"] Our 2018 year-in-review is available here: http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Year-in-Review.pdf

Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Mass. Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Bicameral Resolution Marks 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Boston Affiliate Text of Resolution (PDF) Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Stephen F. Lynch, along with their colleagues from the Massachusetts congressional delegation,...

Symposium on the Future of Civil Rights (September 20, 2018) →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice
  Please join us on September 20th for a groundbreaking civil rights conference at Suffolk Law School. Free registration starts at noon. Lunch will be served. Event will conclude with beer/wine reception. This event is open and free to the public. The program is available here: [pdf-embedder url="http://lawyerscom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Symposium-Program.pdf"]


Expanding Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Expands Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (“Lawyers’ Committee”) fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education and advocacy in collaboration...

On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we kick off our 50th Anniversary.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice was founded in 1968 in the midst of the assassination of Dr. King, and the findings of the Kerner Commission (which concluded that the nation was "moving toward two societies,...

Joint Statement in Response to White House Assault on Public Health →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Joint Statement in Response to White House Assault on Public Health Boston, MA - On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Trump Administration took yet another step in their efforts to suppress the rights of transgender people and minority communities. In a report from the Washington Post, we learned that the...

New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers’ Committee’s 50th Anniversary →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers' Committee's 50th Anniversary Plan Focuses on Deepening and Expanding Advocacy Work in 2018-2021   At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, our work is life-changing and law-changing. Every day, we bring people together to promote equal opportunity and...

Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches. →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion.     This award recognizes the importance of our life-changing and law-changing work. We foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in...

Immigrants, Refugees Too Afraid to Seek Lifesaving Services →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
The Boston Globe reported that across Massachusetts, many immigrants and refugees are too frightened by President Trump’s hard line on immigration to step forward for the most basic and critical of services, according to doctors, immigration lawyers, and advocacy groups. This fear among refugee and immigrant communities is unprecedented. As...

Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
The Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors (Bay State Banner) Following the election of Donald Trump, phone calls poured into the offices of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The dominant theme: The climate at school and work had turned overtly hostile, as if...

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Mayor Walsh’s Call for Public Conversations on Race and Equity →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice
Yesterday, at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that he will hold a series of public conversations on race and equity. We applaud Mayor Walsh for encouraging Bostonians to engage in open, transparent, and robust dialogue. As Mayor Walsh aptly noted: “Boston is long overdue for a...


Foro Comunitario en East Boston →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
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Lawyers’ Committee Congratulates MGH on Receipt of Prestigious Community Service Award →

Health Disparities
Lawyers’ Committee Congratulates MGH, Our Medical-Legal Partner, On Receipt of the Foster G. McGaw Community Service Award The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is proud to announce that the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) -- our partner in a medical-legal collaboration -- has been awarded the 2015 Foster...