March 7, 2017: ‘Inequality’ to be reviewed as Sen. Holly J. Mitchell heads examination of implicit bias and its impact on women

March 07, 2017

 

Capitol convening Wednesday at Secretary of State’s auditorium

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 work on 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 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.

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

The Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the

California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls jointly present:

 

IMPLICIT BIAS AND ITS IMPACT ON WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE

March 8, 2017, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Auditorium, Secretary of State Building, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

 

AGENDA

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Chair, Select Committee on Women and Inequality

Members of the Select Committee on Women and Inequality and Legislative Women’s Caucus

Commissioners of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

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Panel 1:  The Science of Implicit Bias

Sue Miller -  State Public Policy Chair, American Association of University Women of California

Jeffrey Sherman, PhD. -  Professor of Psychology, University of California at Davis

Jessica Stender -  Senior Staff Attorney, Equal Rights California*

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Panel 2: Individual Testimonies About Implicit Bias

Amy Tong - Director, California Department of Technology

Nada Bassyoni - Senior, Northwood High School

Darci E. Burrell - Partner, Levy, Vinick, Burrell, Hyams, LLP.

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Panel 3: What Can Be Done About Implicit Bias

Linet Mera, PhD. – Co-Organizer, The Unconscious Bias Project at UC Berkeley

Clarissa Doutherd – Executive Director, Parent Voices Oakland

Laura Mather, PhD. – Chief Executive Officer, Unitive.works

Sue Miller – State Public Policy Chair, American Association of University Women of California

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Public Comment

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

 

 

POLICY CONTACT: For policy-related questions, please contact Mitchell consultant Luan Huynh at either luan.huynh@sen.ca.gov or call 916 651-4030.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: For interviews, please 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 or ray.sotero@sen.ca.gov

 

www.sen.ca.gov/Mitchell