Race and Policy Symposium

National Equity Project Senior Director Chinyelu Martin will be joining panel discussions with Senior Associate Hugh Vasquez at the Race and Policy Symposium at UC Berkeley on April 20th. Information from the Symposium site below.

Building our Awareness: How We Engage Race in our Work
A Race and Policy Symposium
presented by Students of Color in Public Policy (SCIPP)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Goldman School of Public Policy
2607 Hearst Ave., University of California, Berkeley
12pm – 5pm

Join us to learn and engage in open conversation about how we can take steps towards dismantling structural inequality in a variety of policy areas — from education, to public health, to political engagement.

SCIPP’s first Policy and Race Symposium seeks to create a space to examine and discuss how racism has been institutionalized through public policy and law, and ways to break down these structural inequalities. We welcome people from all academic and professional backgrounds and aim to encourage and provide new perspectives on issues of race and racism, including work that attendees might think about for their future careers.

Keynote speaker: Christopher Edley, Dean of Berkeley Law School with
Welcome address by Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy
and panels featuring professional and academic leaders from around the Bay Area, including:

Claudia Albano, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare
Jack Glaser, Goldman School of Public Policy
Charles Henry, Chair of African American Studies, UC Berkeley
Rucker Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy
Zeus Leonardo, UC Berkeley School of Education
Jody Lewen, Prison University Project
Chin Martin, The National Equity Project
Mahasin Mujahid, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Amani Nuru-Jeter, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Michael Omi, UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department
Steven Pitts, UC Berkeley Labor Center
Steven Raphael, Goldman School of Public Policy
Carmen Rojas, Mitchell Kapor Foundation
Nicole Sanchez, Former Executive Director of the Berkeley Alliance
Janelle Scott, UC Berkeley School of Education
Jeanne Woodford, Former Secretary of the California Department of Corrections

Join us to learn and engage in open conversation about how we can take steps toward dismantling structural inequality in a variety of policy areas – from education, to public health, to political engagement

PLEASE REGISTER AT RACEANDPOLICY.WORDPRESS.COM.

**Light lunch will be served**

Schedule:
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch and Welcome by Dean Henry Brady
12:30 – 1:30 Breakout panel discussions on Race & Politics, Labor & Education, Prisons & Criminal Justice, and Public Health & the Environment
1:30 – 2:30 Breakout panel discussions on Race Conscious Systems, Intersections of Policy Fields, and Ground Level Impact
2:30 – 3:30 Keynote Address by Dean Christopher Edley
3:30 – 5:00 Reception

Keynote speaker biography: (adapted from faculty bio) Christopher Edley, Jr. joined Boalt Hall as dean and professor of law in 2004, after 23 years as a professor at Harvard Law School. He earned a law degree and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, where he served as an editor and officer of the Harvard Law Review.

Edley was co-founder of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, a renowned multidisciplinary research and policy think tank focused on issues of racial justice. He has served in the Carter administration and in the Clinton administration, where he acted as special counsel to the President, directing the White House review of affirmative action, and as a consultant to President Clinton’s advisory board on the race initiative. From 1999-2005, Edley served as a congressional appointee on the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Law Institute. At UC Berkeley, he is founder and faculty-Co-Director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, a multidisciplinary think tank.

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Please spread the word and forward to those who may be interested.
This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Race & Gender
For more information, contact Vivian Pacheco at vpacheco@berkeley.edu.

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