An activist lawyer who for 30 years has provided courageous and effective representation to farmworkers and immigrants has been selected as the winner of the 2007 Morris Dees Justice Award, which is named for the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Following the racially charged events in Jena, La., the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program is offering educators a set of strategies to combat bias incidents at school and defuse tensions before they erupt into violence.
To Reed Walters, the prosecutor in the Jena Six case, his job is a simple one. As he explained in a recent New York Times op-ed piece, "For 16 years, it has been my job as the district attorney to review each criminal case brought to me by the police department or the sheriff, match the facts to any applicable laws and seek justice for those who have been harmed." Just the facts, ma'am.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today submitted to Congress and President Bush the names of more than 20,000 people who signed a petition demanding an end to the shameful exploitation of foreign guestworkers lured to this country by U.S. companies.
The Southern Poverty Law Center today warned of possible white supremacist activity in Jena, Louisiana, tomorrow when thousands of marchers from around the country plan to descend on the town to protest the prosecutions of six black teenagers accused of beating a white youth at the local high school.
Expanding its groundbreaking work to keep children out of the "school to prison pipeline," the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has launched a new national initiative to help students obtain services that can mean the difference between graduation and incarceration.
Against a backdrop of religious tensions across the globe, a California school district has discovered that teaching students the basics of the world's major religions is helping reduce intolerance among students without undermining their own beliefs, according to the Fall 2007 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine.
A Mississippi school district where students with disabilities sometimes fell years behind in their education and suffered abusive punishment from teachers will make changes to protect these students under a settlement reached with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Responding to a groundswell of public outrage over the racially charged prosecutions of six black teens accused of attempted murder in Jena, La., the Southern Poverty Law Center has brought one of the state's top defense attorneys into the looming court battle.