March 7, 2017: ‘Inequality’ to be reviewed as Sen. Holly J. Mitchell heads examination of implicit bias and its impact on women
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
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
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*
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.
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
Closing Remarks and Adjournment
POLICY CONTACT: For policy-related questions, please contact Mitchell consultant Luan Huynh at either firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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