UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)


Equity for Filipino-American Veterans: Justice Delayed or Just in Time? by Paul Rivera
April 9, 2009, 6:55 am
Filed under: Community Outreach

On April 8, 2009, the U.C. Hastings Pilipino American Law Society held a discussion on the pros and cons of the passing of the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2009 giving veteranos lump-sum payments as compensation for their military service during World War II. Our panel featured veteranos, their wives and widows, giving a first hand opinion about their experiences in the war and their thoughts on the bill. Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support!

The entire panel can be listened to online here: PALS Veterano Panel Audio File

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A Conversation on Reentry: Making Rehabilitation an Essential Part of Public Safety Policy by Paul Rivera
April 9, 2009, 6:14 am
Filed under: Community Outreach

California has a recidivism rate of 70%, the highest rate in the nation. What are we doing to reduce this rate of recidivism? What are the costs of mass imprisonment to our society and to our communities? What are we doing for people when they are in prison/jail and when they are released? What are some of the innovative approaches to reentry and rehabilitation that are currently being implemented?

On Tuesday, April 7, Citizen Hope, the Law Raza Law Student Association, the Black Law Students Association, and the Pilipino American Law Society co-hosted “A Conversation on Reentry: Making Rehabilitation an Essential Part of Public Safety Policy” at the U.C. Hastings College of the Law.  It was a discussion on the critical issues of rehabilitation and reentry featuring California’s most outspoken leaders and advocates on this issue.

Keynote Speaker: San Francisco DA Kamala Harris

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Panelists:

Jakada Imani, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Jessica Flintoft, Program Coordinator, Safe Communities Reentry Council

Lateefah Simon, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

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Moderator: Steve Ngo, San Francisco Community College Board Trustee