EJS Mind Science Conference June 22-23

“Fighting Racism and Other Forms of Bias: What’s Working!?”

An Equal Justice Society Mind Science Conference
June 22-23, 2018
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland

This conference is made possible through generous grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Henry L. Hecht Family Fund, The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, and Open Society Foundations.

In June 2017, the Equal Justice Society (EJS) hosted the Resilience of Racism Conference, which explored mind science concepts such as implicit bias and racial anxiety in an effort to better understand and ameliorate racism in all of its manifestations while also acknowledging the unfortunate resurgence of white supremacy. Building upon the foundation of understanding racism and its impact, this June EJS will host Fighting Racism and Other Forms of Bias: What’s Working!?, which will be a more intimate 2-day convening of activists, academics, and attorneys focusing on how we can reduce or counteract bias.  Topics for discussion will include:

  • Responding to assaults on implicit bias
  • Effective strategies for reducing bias
  • Interplay between mind science and white supremacy
  • Practical approaches to reduce bias in various fields such as Healthcare/Medicine, Criminal Justice, Education, Tech, Housing, and Employment
  • Mind science in the 2016 elections and beyond
  • Debugging implicit bias through storytelling

PLUS a film screening & discussion of Healing Justice.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Hon. Bernice Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Hon. Mark W. Bennett, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • George Gascon, District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco
  • Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners
  • Tirien Steinbach, Executive Director, East Bay Community Law Center
  • William Snowden, Founder, The Juror Project
  • Kate Kendell, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Shakti Butler, Founder & President, World Trust Educational Services
  • Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA
  • Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
  • Arlene Mayerson, Directing Attorney, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
  • Darlene Flynn, Director, Department of Race and Equity, City of Oakland
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Chair of Anthropology, San Jose State University
  • George Hofstetter, teenage tech genius, entrepreneur

And many more!

You must register in advance in order to attend. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Male: mmale@equaljusticesociety.org

Facebook event | equaljusticesociety.org/mindscience

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