The Cleveland State University Division of Diversity, Inclusion and University Engagement and the Levin College Forum Program will present a panel featuring McArthur “Genius” Fellow Jennifer L. Eberhardt on Tuesday, April 30.
Eberhardt is the author of BIASED: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, where she “demonstrates how our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behavior, leading to racial disparities from the classroom to the courtroom to the boardroom. She reveals that all people are vulnerable to racial bias, even if they are not racist.”
The forum, which is the third event in the Truth & Reconciliation Community Police Dialogue series, will also feature Roger Smith, Kwame Ajamu, Emma Keeshin, Dr. Yvonne Connor and Dr. Ronnie Dunn.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Roberta Steinbacher Atrium. Registration is requested.
Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford University 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 is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ, a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems.
Roger Smith is the director of the City of Cleveland’s Office of Professional Standards/Civilian Review Board, Kwame Ajamu is a chairman for Witness to Innocence and was wrongly incarcerated for 28 years, Emma Keeshin is a policy advocate for the ACLU, Yvonne Connor is co-chair of the Cleveland Community-Police Commission and Ronnie Dunn, interim chief diversity office and an associate professor of urban studies at CSU.