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

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Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94607

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In 2017, the Equal Justice Society 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. Building upon the foundation of understanding bias and its impact, Fighting Racism and Other Forms of Bias: What’s Working!? intends to be a more intimate 2-day convening of activists, academics, and attorneys focusing on how we can reduce or counteract bias.

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.

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
  • Tirien Steinbach, Executive Director, East Bay Community Law Center
  • William Snowden, Founder, The Juror Project
  • Kate Kendell, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
  • 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!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE (subject to change).

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

Meals

Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided (both days).

Parking & Transportation

The conference is just steps from many AC Transit bus lines and the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. Public transportation is highly encouraged.

Street parking is extremely limited.

Parking garage entrances are on 11th Street and Clay Street. Valet parking is available at the front entrance of the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Self-Parking Fee: $35/day

Valet Parking Fee: $45/day

Lodging

A limited block of rooms have been reserved at the Washington Inn, located at 495 10th Street, just across the street from the conference site. Use the code EQJUS for the group rate when making your reservation. Rooms must be booked by May 31st.

You may also wish to stay at the location of our confernce, the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Questions?

Please contact our Conference Coordinator, Melissa Male: mmale@equaljusticesociety.org


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