Black Stories: How Implicit Bias Serves to Impede Black Advancement in Law and Enterprise
April 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Free event for CLA members co-sponsored by the CLA Racial Justice Committee
Code for Free Registration: sponsor
1.5 Hrs MCLE credit, including 1.5 Hrs Elimination of Bias Credit. Please note that the Alameda County Bar Association is the approved MCLE provider, per The State Bar of California, for this event.
Presented by the Alameda County Bar Association. Black professionals have a unique perspective in terms of the day-to-day grind of the criminal justice system, academics, and corporate life. First hand, they experience the denial and constant suppression of the black perspective, black political power, black wealth generation, and everything that constitutes black existential well-being and the African diaspora. Arguably, many of the problems and obstacles, which hinder the development of African-American professionals, are rooted in the U.S. justice system and implicit bias in our places of work.
This panel of lawyers, scholars, and educators will raise awareness by simply telling you their stories. Their individual stories will demonstrate how implicit bias maintains and propagates the existing power structure and social imbalance which marginalizes black, brown, and low income communities. Suggested reading for this discussion is The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, and White Fragility, Robin Di’Angelo.