January 19, 2020
Honoring Dr. King’s Vision Through Deeds
On Martin Luther King. Jr. Day and throughout the year, ACS honors Dr. King’s legacy by continuing the unfinished work that he began. Throughout the past year, ACS has convened various events and released numerous publications (see below) that align with Dr. King’s vision.
In addition, ACS chapters organize events year-round that reflect the many ways that progressive law students and lawyers can take part in working towards Dr. King’s vision of equity and justice. Find an event near you by visiting our Events Page.
Let us use the occasion of Dr. King's birthday to recommit ourselves to be a “drum major for justice …”
Selected ACS publications and videos released in the past year:
- ACS Issue Brief: Racial Exclusion Through Crime-Free Housing Ordinances
- ACS Issue Brief: A New Frontier for Civil Rights: Ending Discriminatory Driver’s License Suspension Schemes
- ACS Event Video: Democracy and Federalism: Friends or Foes? A Discussion on Voting Rights, the Electoral College, and More
- ACS Event Video: Mind the Gap: How Law Can Address Income Inequality in America
- ACS Event Video: Expanding the Vote
- ACS Event Video: Promoting Progress: Opportunities and Obstacles to Prosecutor-Led Reform
- ACS Event Video: Women’s Rights as Human Rights: Raising the Floor & Shattering the Ceiling
- ACS Event Video: Progressive Federalism Panel at the 2019 Student Convention
- ACS Blog: Is This What a White Nationalist U.S. Immigration Policy Looks Like?
- ACS Blog: The Supreme Court and the Future of Affirmative Action
- ACS Blog: LGBTQ+ Workplace Protections: A Right to Work or A Right to Exist?
- ACS Blog: Trump’s Judge Whisperer Promised to Take Our Laws Back to the 1930s
- ACS’s 2019 Program Guide, Progressive Federalism, which sought to show how states and localities can reclaim federalism from those who would use “states’ rights arguments to defend discrimination against African-Americans in the form of Jim Crow laws,” to achieve greater justice in immigration, voting, the environment, and our criminal legal system.
- During the 2019 National Convention, ACS recognized lawyer and civil rights icon Bryan Stevenson with our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to combat the injustices in our criminal legal system, particularly for people of color.