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October 02, 2009

How Viva la Causa's Chicago screening inspired community and connection

Features and Stories
September 22, 2009

A Mississippi journalist who was inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial to investigate unsolved civil rights murders is among the 24 recipients of a $500,000 "genius award" announced today by the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation.

Features and Stories
September 18, 2009

A health care advocate who has dedicated his career to representing low-income clients, the elderly, disabled and uninsured has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Morris Dees Justice Award.

Features and Stories
August 12, 2009

Almost a decade after virtually disappearing from public view, the antigovernment militia movement is surging across the country, fueled by fears of a black man in the White House, the changing demographics of the country, and conspiracy theories increasingly spread by mainstream figures, according to a new SPLC report.

Features and Stories
August 04, 2009

A federal judge has warned an Arkansas forestry company that he will rule against it if company representatives continue to intimidate workers interested in joining an SPLC class action lawsuit accusing the company of cheating foreign guestworkers out of pay.

Features and Stories
July 23, 2009

The Southern Poverty Law Center has won the return of almost $20,000 to a Latino migrant farmworker whose money was taken by police during a traffic stop in Alabama despite criminal charges never being brought against him.

Features and Stories
July 23, 2009

Mary Bauer, who has directed the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project since its inception in 2004, has been named as the SPLC's new legal director, effective Aug. 1.

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