Agenda

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 and made possible through generous grants
from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Henry L. Hecht Family Fund

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June 22nd
 — Day 1 Agenda

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM     

OPENING KEYNOTE

 

Eva Paterson, President, Equal Justice
Society

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

BREAK

PLENARY SESSION #1 – Practitioner
& Expert Round Table

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM  

Roundtable 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

Rudy Mendoza-Denton, UC Berkeley

Jason Okonofua, UC Berkeley

Arlene Mayerson, Disability Rights
Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Rachel Godsil, The Perception
Institute

12:00 PM -1:00 PM

LUNCH (Provided)

Breakout #1 – Reducing Bias in Tech
& Employment

1:00 PM- 2:45PM

How do we reduce bias in tech and
employment?

 

Darlene Flynn, City of Oakland

George Hofstetter, teenage tech
genius/entrepreneur

Jocelyn Garibay, Code2040

Lisa Gelobter, tEQuitable

Beth Hodess, Attorney

Breakout #2 – Dealing With Our
Nonprofit “Ish”!

1:00 PM- 2:45 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

Gillian Sonnad, OneJustice

Tirien Steinbach, East Bay Community
Law Center

Bill Kennedy, Attorney

Jessica Redditt, Bay Area Legal Aid

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

BREAK

Breakout #3: Reducing Bias in
Healthcare/Medicine

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM  

A discussion on reducing bias in
healthcare/medicine.

 

Facilitator: Mona Tawatao, Western
Center on Law & Poverty

Sylvia Yee, Disability Rights Education
and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Kate Kendell, National Center for
Lesbian Rights

Breakout #4: Reducing Bias in Housing

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM  

A discussion on reducing bias in
housing

 

Facilitator: Allison Elgart, Equal
Justice Society

Leslie Proll

Breakout #5: Weaponizing Implicit
Bias

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM  

A Discussion on Cambridge Analytica,
law enforcement, and other ways conscious and unconscious biases are used to
weaponize hate and discrimination, especially for the benefit of Trump’s
presidency and our current political climate of dysfunction.

 

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez, San Jose State University

Rachel Godsil, The Perception
Institute

Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS FOR DAY 1

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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.

 

Hon. Bernice Donald, United States
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Nancy Dome, Epoch Education

Rachel Godsil, The Perception
Institute

Margaret Russell, Santa Clara
University

Jerry Kang, UCLA

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

BREAK

Breakout #6 – Reducing Bias in the
Criminal Justice System

10:45AM – 12:00 PM

Discussion on strategies for reducing
implicit bias in the criminal justice system and the court room.

 

Facilitator: Lisa Holder, Civil Rights
Attorney

Hon. Mark W. Bennett, U.S. District
Court, Northern District of Iowa

George Gascon, District Attorney for
the City and County of San Francisco

William Snowden, The Juror Project

Jack Glaser, UC Berkeley

Breakout #7: Mindbugs: Debugging
Implicit Bias Through Storytelling

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 implicit bias.

 

Villy Wang, BAYCAT

Shakti Butler, World Trust Educational
Services

Kim Clark

Owen Kent, Filmmaker

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH (Provided)

Breakout #8 – Reducing Bias in
Education

1:00PM- 2:15 PM

Discussing strategies that may help
reduce bias in K-12 education.

 

Facilitator: Michael Harris, National Center
for Youth Law

Arlene Mayerson, Disability Rights
Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Nancy Dome, Epoch Education

Brenda Lewis, Kern High School
District

Edward Fergus, Temple University

Breakout #9 – Mind Science in the
2016 Elections and Beyond

1:00PM- 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

Hon. Bernice Donald, United States
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners

Roberto Gonzalez, San Jose State
University

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

BREAK

Engineering Change Through the Arts:
Healing Justice (Film)

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

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

CONFERENCE REVIEW AND REFLECTIONS

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