Equal Justice Society – Anti-bias workshop

Professor Henry Hecht would like to spread the word about an upcoming social justice event happening at the Oakland Marriott on June 22 and 23.

The Equal Justice Society, an Oakland non-profit headed by Berkeley Law alumna Eva Paterson ’75, presents Fighting Racism and Other Forms of Bias: What’s Working! –a two-day workshop convening activists, academics, and attorneys to focus on how we can reduce or counteract bias.

 Topics of 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, a film that explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. Director Shakti Butler will also be speaking at the conference.

Several members of the Berkeley Law community are participating as speakers, including Tirien Steinbach ’99, executive director of the East Bay Community Law Center.

If you would like more information or to register, please check out the event website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fighting-racism-and-other-forms-of-bias-whats-working-registration-44566048250