Author Talk With Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D – Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Uncover Implicit Bias

Join us on Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30 PM for this exciting virtual lecture with Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt based on her book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Learn how she draws from state-of-the-art technology, innovative experiments, and meticulous data to uncover how implicit bias shapes our perceptions, attention, memory and behavior. Her eye-opening lectures draw not only from her experiments, but from research she has 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 Moise Derwin. There will be a brief Q&A at the end.

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As part of this event, you have the opportunity to purchase, opens a new window her book to benefit the community – proceeds will support Florey’s Books, opens a new window in Pacifica and the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries, opens a new window. Books will ship directly to your home. We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn With Dr. Eberhardt

Dr. Eberhardt’s book offers a reasoned look into the effects of implicit racial bias and practical suggestions for reform. Dr. Eberhardt takes audiences behind the scenes of her research inside police departments who are implementing her strategies.

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

Note: This event will be live and will not be recorded.