The United States of Public School

March 1, 2009 | Comments Off on The United States of Public School

Despite the new marijuana decriminalization laws in Massachusetts, many school superintendents are refusing to relax their zero-tolerance policies. They are trying to have the law apply differently to their school than it does to every other citizen of the state of Massachusetts and students are suffering… Despite decriminalization, schools keep strict drug possession policies

I Missed the Bus and I’ll Never Ever do it Again…

March 1, 2009 | Comments Off on I Missed the Bus and I’ll Never Ever do it Again…

Boston has a new district assignment plan that will save the city millions of dollars in bus fuel costs. HOWEVER, the costs to the city’s poorest residents will far outweigh any benefits.  The new zones would concentrate a large number of struggling schools and prevent low-income students from attending some of the higher-performing ones… New […]

What if YOU were Only Judged on Your Past?: Why We Need CORI Reform

March 1, 2009 | Comments Off on What if YOU were Only Judged on Your Past?: Why We Need CORI Reform

Nobody should have to suffer forever because of their past decisions. This is a great explanation of the wrongs that CORI reform advocates are trying to correct from the viewpoint of those most affected…

Foreclosure Protestors Show up at Governor Patrick’s Doorstep…

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YES WE CAN keep our homes?: How President Obama’s Stimulus Plan Will Affect New England

March 1, 2009 | Comments Off on YES WE CAN keep our homes?: How President Obama’s Stimulus Plan Will Affect New England

Massachusetts Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development, Tina Brooks, speaks about how the National Stimulus Plan will affect the area foreclosure crisis… Watch How the Stimulus Package Will Affect Boston Foreclosures…

  • EVENTS

    Harvard Black Law Students Association presents...
    Social Justice Week


    March 2nd - 6th

    Monday: Social Justice Week Kick-Off

    BLSA general body meeting featuring a special presentation by Noah Hood and the BLSA Social Justice Committee

    Langdell South 7:00 pm

    Dinner will be served

    Tuesday: Education

    Education Awareness Candy Campaign Learn about some of the problems facing Boston's youth, including the unfair and exclusionary expulsion policies

    Harkness Common 12:00 noon

    Wednesday: Housing

    Housing Recovery Acts in MA Some of the areas foremost housing activists will gather to discuss legislation concerning predatory lending practices

    Hauser 101 7:30 pm

    Refreshments will be served

    Thursday: Criminal Justice

    Sealing Criminal Records: Implications for Social Justice

    A panel of the leading voices in criminal justice reform will speak about criminal record information laws.

    Austin Hall 7:00 pm

    A Soul Food Dinner will be served.

    Friday: Criminal Justice

    CORI Sealing Training

    Criminal Record Sealing Training involves hands-on training. Participants will be able to help with upcoming CORI Sealing projects.