Eva Paterson Speaking at Beyond the Bench XXII Conference

Eva PatersonEva Paterson will be a panelist on a workshop titled “From Oscar Grant to Trayvon Martin: A Dialogue about Race, Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System,” at the Beyond the Bench XXII conference taking place December 2-4, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. The gathering is hosted by the Administrative Office of the Courts, State of California.

Beyond the Bench brings together judicial officers, court professionals, social workers, probation officers, attorneys, educators, and others working with families and children coming to court. The conference is funded by registration fees, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, foundations and other agencies. The title of this year’s conference is “Equal Access to Justice for Children and Families: The Legacies of Clarence Earl Gideon and Martin Luther King, Jr.”

The “From Oscar Grant to Trayvon Martin” workshop will reflect on the persistent and intractable issues and questions regarding race and public trust in the criminal justice system raised in the aftermath of the recent high-profile cases in Florida and California. This interactive session is intended as a dialogue about race in the justice system, the role that courts and society can and do play in reducing racial bias, disparity and disproportionality in the criminal justice system.

Download this flyer (http://bit.ly/14DaM4C) for more information about the conference.

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