Fighting Racism and Other Forms Of Bias: What’s Working!?
June 22-23, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Oakland Marriott City Center
Presented by the Equal Justice Society, 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.
|June 22nd – Day 1 Agenda|
|9:00 am – 9:45 am||OPENING KEYNOTE
Eva Paterson, President, Equal Justice Society
|9:45 am – 10:00 am||BREAK|
|PLENARY SESSION #1 – Practitioner & Expert Round Table|
|10:00 am – 11:45 am||Round table discussing explicit and implicit biases, grounding language, and interplay between mind science and white supremacy, what practical steps they’ve found to be working, if anything at all.
Facilitator: Nancy Dome, Epoch Education
|11:45 am -12:45 pm||LUNCH (Provided)|
|Breakout #1 – Reducing Bias in Tech & Employment|
|12:45 pm- 2:30 pm||How do we reduce bias in tech and employment?
Facilitator: Darlene Flynn, City of Oakland
|Breakout #2 – Dealing With Our Nonprofit “Ish”!|
|12:45 pm- 2:30 pm||How do we address the biases we perpetuate in the nonprofit/civil rights arenas with self-described allies and social justice do-gooders?
Facilitator: Chris Bridges, Equal Justice Society
|2:30 pm – 2:45 pm||BREAK|
|Breakout #3: Reducing Bias in Healthcare/Medicine|
|2:45 pm – 4:30 pm||A discussion on reducing bias in healthcare/medicine.
Facilitator: Mona Tawatao, Western Center on Law & Poverty
|Breakout #4: Reducing Bias in Housing|
|2:45 pm – 4:30 pm||A discussion on reducing bias in housing
Facilitator: Allison Elgart, Equal Justice Society
|Breakout #5: Weaponizing Implicit Bias|
|2:45 pm – 4:30 pm||A Discussion on Cambridge Analytica, law enforcement, and other ways conscious and unconscious biases are used to weaponize hate and discrimination.
Facilitator: Roberto González, San Jose State University
|4:45 pm – 5:00 pm||CLOSING REMARKS FOR DAY 1|
|June 23rd – Day 2 Agenda|
|PLENARY SESSION #2 – Responding to Assaults on Implicit Bias|
|9:00 am – 10:30 am||Discussion on how to respond to assaults on implicit bias, debunking arguments, and how implicit bias doesn’t address racism.
Facilitator: Hon. Bernice Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
|10:30 am – 10:45 pm||BREAK|
|Breakout #6 – Reducing Bias in the Criminal Justice System (Room 203)|
|10:45 am – 12:00 pm||Discussion on strategies for reducing implicit bias in the criminal justice system and the courtroom.
Facilitator: Lisa Holder, Civil Rights Attorney
|Breakout #7: Mindbugs: Debugging Implicit Bias Through Storytelling (21st Flr)|
|10:45 am – 12:00 pm||A discussion on how images and visual storytelling, rather than narratives about implicit bias and values, may be an effective tool in dismantling bias.
Facilitator: Shakti Butler, World Trust Educational Services
|12:00 pm – 1:00 pm||LUNCH (Provided)|
|Breakout #8 – Reducing Bias in Education (Room 203)|
|1:00 pm- 2:15 pm||Discussing strategies that may help reduce bias in K-12 education.
Facilitator: Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law
|Breakout #9 – Mind Science in the 2016 Elections and Beyond (21st Flr)|
|1:00 pm- 2:15 pm||Assessing the role mind science has played in the 2016 elections and how it can be used in the future.
Facilitator: Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society
|2:15 pm – 2:30 pm||BREAK|
|Engineering Change Through the Arts: Healing Justice (Film) – 21st Flr|
|2:30 pm – 4:00 pm||Healing Justice film screening and discussion with Shakti Butler, Founder & President, World Trust Educational Services.|
|4:00 pm – 4:15 pm||BREAK|
|Conference Review and Reflections (21st Flr)|
|4:15 pm – 5:00 pm||CONFERENCE REVIEW AND REFLECTIONS|