Racial Disparities Project Conference – Agenda

Leading the Charge: Fighting Implicit Racial Bias Inside and Out

April 26-27, 2019

Agenda

TimeSegmentSpeakers
Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.WelcomeTheresa M. Beiner, Dean, UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
9:15 - 9:20 a.m.Introduction of the Keynote SpeakerAnastasia M. Boles, co-director of the Project, Associate Professor, UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
9:20 - 10:00 a.m.Keynote AddressAdjoa Aiyetoro, founding director of the Project, Professor Emerita, UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 - 12:15 p.m.Implicit Bias Training Part I
This informational session will examine the science of implicit racial bias and its effects on the criminal justice system.
Dr. Chris Jones
Anastasia M. Boles
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch and PanelSenator Joyce Elliott
Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Rhonda K. Wood
Professor andre douglas pond cummings, UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
Moderator: Furonda Brasfield, Esq.
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Implicit Bias Training Part II
After a morning of learning about implicit racial bias, conference participants will engage in a series of learning activities.
Dr. Chris Jones
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.Reception, Law School Dean's Gallery
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Recap and ReflectionsDr. Chris Jones
10:00 - NoonImplicit Bias Training Part III
In this session, conference participants will develop and discuss strategies for combating implicit racial bias in the Arkansas criminal justice system.
Dr. Chris Jones
Noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch: Closing and Next StepsJudge Olly Neal (ret.)