Members of the legal community and other groups will hold a daylong conference next Friday exploring racial bias in the justice system.
“The Science of Fairness: Exploring Implicit Bias” will take place at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is sponsored by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg group Race Matters for Juvenile Justice. The conference will begin with an 8 a.m. press conference at the church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road.
Dr. Rita Cameron-Wedding of Sacramento State University will give the keynote address. Mecklenburg District Judge Lou Trosch and Clerk of Court Elisa Chinn-Cary also will speak. Both have played significant roles in the county’s efforts to identify implicit bias in arrests, prosecutions and punishment.
Want to go?
To register: Race Matters in Juvenile Justice, www.rmjj.org/conference-announcement/
Questions: Donna Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org; 980-314-7171.