Perspectives: Practicing What We Preach: Tools For Employing Spirituality and Mindfulness in Our Social Justice Work

September 20, 2015

We have tremendous victories to celebrate. Recently, the City of Los Angeles joined other cities throughout the country by enacting a $15 minimum wage and an innovative wage theft enforcement policy that will become a model for the country. Los Angeles County followed soon thereafter when the Board of Supervisors voted to approve a $15 minimum wage for the unincorporated areas in the county. There were similar victories throughout the…

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Cesar Vargas On 2016 & Immigrant Rights

July 28, 2015

On July 28, Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq spoke to nationally renowned immigration advocate Cesar Vargas on his own landmark case which would make him the first undocumented lawyer authorized to practice law in New York, his work with the undocumented youth movement, and the role of immigration and Latinos in the 2016 presidential elections.

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State and the Legal System Fails Bangladesh Workers Time and Time Again

July 16, 2015

In August of 2014, when I arrived in Dhaka, robust mobilization was underway by garment factory workers of Tuba Group.  Delwar Hossain, the owner of Tuba Group was the same owner of Tazreen Fashions where a fire resulted in the death of at least 112 workers in November 2012. At that time, I met with and interviewed workers on their struggle for wages due which I wrote about in an…

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Perspectives: The Social Justice Law School Experience: Service Learning at the Karnes Detention Camp

July 6, 2015

By Johan Fatemi, Clinical Instructor and Teaching Fellow at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law In her excellent Law at the Margins post, Traci Yoder of the National Lawyers’ Guild recently asked: “Is a Social Justice Law School Experience Possible?” Having recently accompanied a group of University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law student-attorneys on an experiential learning trip to the Karnes County family…

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Bangladeshi Street Vendors Unite Against Threatened Evictions

June 2, 2015

        By Chaumtoli Huq, Editor of Law@theMargins With the dearth of jobs in Bangladesh which is propelling so many to take life threatening voyages by sea in search of work, and falling prey to abuse by human traffickers, why would the newly elected Mayor of the Dhaka City South Corporation threaten to uproot thousands of street vendors who earn a living by selling clothes made by local garment…

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