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THE QUEST FOR DIVERSITY IN THE S.F. FIRE DEPARTMENT

Northern District Court Historical Society

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM

THE QUEST FOR DIVERSITY IN THE S.F. FIRE DEPARTMENT

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General Public Ended Free $0.00
Historical Society members seeking MCLE credit Ended $20.00 $0.00
Non-members seeking MCLE credit Ended $45.00 $0.00

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JOIN THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FOR A SPECIAL PROGRAM

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 

 

U.S. v. CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
The Quest for Diversity in the
San Francisco Fire Department

 

 

 


     The San Francisco Fire Department hired no black firefighters before 1955, allowed no women to apply before 1976, and hired no women firefighters until late 1987. Today, the uniformed force includes approximately fifty percent minorities and fifteen percent women and is led by a female Chief. What is the story behind this dramatic shift in the number of women and minorities in the SFFD?

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     Join us for a discussion of the landmark litigation, and the consent decree that followed, featuring The Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel in conversation with the lawyers and firefighters who helped forge the pathway to diversity.

This is a joint program with the Northern District Practice Program (an approved provider of the State Bar of California), and attendance earns 1.5 hours of elimination of bias MCLE.

 

 

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For more information, please contact the
Historical Society Administrator at
(415) 522-4246 or HistoricalSociety@cand.uscourts.gov


 

 


 Moderator

Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel (Ret.)
Chief Judge Emerita, Northern District of California

Contributors

Robert L. Demmons
Chief, San Francisco Fire Department, 1996-2000

Joanne M. Hayes-White
Chief, San Francisco Fire Department, 2004-present

Shauna I. Marshall
Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law, UC Hastings

William McNeill, III
Managing Attorney,
Legal Aid at Work - Employment Law Center
 

Tamar Pachter
Supervising Deputy Attorney General,
California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
 

Eva Jefferson Paterson
President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society
 

Louise Renne
Founding Partner, Renne Public Law Group
 

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Have questions about THE QUEST FOR DIVERSITY IN THE S.F. FIRE DEPARTMENT? Contact Northern District Court Historical Society

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Phillip Burton Federal Building & United States Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom, 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue
94102

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM


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Northern District Court Historical Society

For almost 25 years the Northern District Historical Society has been protecting and enlivening the rich judicial history of the court. From the Chinese Exclusion Laws to Patty Hearst to cutting edge technology disputes, the Northern District has been in the thick of the some of the thorniest problems and most interesting events in California history. The goal of the Society is to preserve, share and enliven the court's history with lawyers, educators, scholars and students.

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