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Author Talk: Uncover Implicit Bias

Author talk with Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt –Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

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Uncover Implicit Bias

Join San Mateo County Libraries on Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30 pm for this exciting event with Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt as she draws from state-of-the-art technology, innovative experiments, and data to uncover how implicit bias shapes our perceptions, attention, memory and behavior. Her eye-opening lectures draw not only from experiments, but from research conducted in courtrooms, prisons, police departments, boardrooms, and on the street. The event will be introduced by Portola Valley Vice Mayor and Library JPA Board member Maryann Moises Derwin. There will be a brief Q & A at the end. This event will be live and will not be recorded.

Learn with Dr. Eberhardt

Dr. Eberhardt’s book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See,Think, and Do offers a look into the effects of implicit racial bias and offers suggestions for change. In her book, Dr. Eberhardt takes audiences behind the scenes inside police departments who are implementing her strategies.

Register for the event here

Read the Book

For a $22 donation, you can receive a paperback copy of Biased. Proceeds of all book sales will benefit both Florey’s Books in Pacifica and the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries. If you want to send to someone, please add their name and address in “additional information” while ordering. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the event.

You can also find a copy at San Mateo County Libraries here.

About the Author
Dr. Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She also is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems.

Praise for Biased:

Jennifer Eberhardt’s work is essential to helping us understand racial inequalities in our country and around the world.
— Michelle Alexander, author of New York Times bestseller The New Jim Crow

This is not someone who is just doing work in the ivory tower of a university. This is someone who is really out in the trenches working with police departments and the criminal justice system.
— Chris Magnus, Chief of Police, Tucson, Arizona

Biased is deeply relevant to education and other fields of work, within the U.S. and globally. Dr. Eberhardt’s work offers a touchstone for educators, leaders, lawmakers, and all those who want a society that serves everyone equally.
— Linda Darling-Hammond, author of The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity will Determine our Future

If you have any questions, please contact info@investinsmcl.org.

San Mateo County Libraries serve the diverse communities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside, and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County.

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