March 3, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell to chair examination of implicit bias and its impact on women

March 03, 2017

Capitol convening Wednesday launches first ‘inequality’ discussion of the year

SACRAMENTO – Implicit bias and its impact on women and the work place and in life will be highlighted Wednesday when Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to study gender inequality.

The convening is jointly hosted by the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

The review begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. and is expected to take up to three hours.  It will be held in the Secretary of State’s auditorium, 1500 11th St. Sacramento, CA 95814, two blocks south of the Capitol.

Wednesday is also International Women’s Day/Day Without a Woman and hundreds of women are expected to be in the Capitol to talk about many of the same issues expected to arise during Mitchell’s convening, including empowerment and engagement.

  • WHO: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality, joined by the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
  • WHAT: A hearing to learn about the science of implicit bias, how it impacts women, and what measures can be taken to alleviate bias and harm.
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
  • WHERE: The Secretary of State’s auditorium, 1500 11th St., Sacramento.
  • WHY: To raise public awareness of implicit bias and to help alleviate women’s inequality.

VISUAL NOTE:  Hundreds of women are expected to attend women’s events in and near the State Capitol.

PHOTO CAPTION (to version on homepage): Sen. Mitchell, center, speaks March 2, 2017, at the Policy Insights event sponsored by the California Budget & Policy Center. At left is KQED reporter Marisa Lagos, moderator; at right is Asm. Phil Ting of San Francisco. Panelists talked about budget issues facing California, including how cuts in social programs may impact single moms. (Photo courtesy of Alec MacDonald/Editor, Bay Area Monitor).

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. More at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Sotero

Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell

www.sen.ca.gov/Mitchell