Stephen Buescher photographed by Jessica Christian for the Chronicle.

Stephen Buescher photographed by Jessica Christian for the Chronicle.

“I want American Conservatory Theater to take full responsibility and accountability for how they specifically have treated black folks there over the years,” said Stephen Buescher. “Even if they’re doing black plays on the main stage, there’s backstage, in classrooms, in rehearsal halls. I want them to make a meaningful shift in what’s happening. I also want them to get some very strategic help from the outside to make that place more authentically equitable for black folks and people of color.”

Click here to read the full article by Lily Janiak, which appeared in print in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 20th, 2019.


“I am not alone in this struggle,” wrote Candice Crowder. “Transgender prisoners are systematically abused behind prison walls. I refuse to be silenced while correctional staff harm me and my community. Unfortunately, my resilience has come at a great cost. I hope that CDCR finally realizes it has a problem and takes meaningful action to address its anti-LGBTQ culture so that no more transgender prisoners have to endure what I have survived.”

Click here to read the full article by Victoria Law, which appeared in ReWire.News on February 4th, 2019.


Plaintiff Nikki McNaulty. Photo courtesy of ABC 7 News Bay Area.

Plaintiff Nikki McNaulty. Photo courtesy of ABC 7 News Bay Area.

Nikki McNaulty and Jada Edward are part of a new class action lawsuit against AC Transit, alleging pregnancy discrimination and failure to accommodate lactation needs. After her first pregnancy, McNaulty returned to work in 2016 and worked out of the AC Transit office in East Oakland, where she says she was told to use a conference room and an old closet to pump breast milk.

Click here to watch the story as reported by Kate Larsen, which aired on ABC 7 News on January 22, 2019.



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