Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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NYS Museum - Huxley Auditorium 
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

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Yvette Dickson 
NYS Council on Children & Families 

Advancing Race EquityMove It Forward 

Join the effort to advance race equity and be a part of the NYS Council on Children and Families’ upcoming symposium. Be a part of the group that moves race equity forward! Funded, in part, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT.


Advancing Race EquityMove It Forward
New York State Museum—Huxley Auditorium
222 Madison Ave, Albany NY 12230
September 25, 2018

9:00-9:15 Registration

9:15-9:30 Welcome

9:30-10:45 Implicit Bias Override
Kelly Capotosto, Senior Research Associate, Kirwan Institute  

Ms. Capotosto is the co-author of State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review. This presentation provides an overview of implicit bias, its impact on behavior and bias mitigation strategies.   

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Racial Bias in Institutions and the 2020 Census
Kelly Capotosto, Senior Research Associate, Kirwan Institute 
Liz OuYang, Coordinator, New York Counts 2020

Ms. Capotosto describes the multifaceted ways in which unconscious associations can create unintended outcomes across multiple fields including education, health, criminal justice, and child welfare.

Ms. OuYang, a civil rights attorney for three decades, provides a current day example of institutional bias being played out with the 2020 Census and describes the impact it may have on children and families in each community of the state.

12:15-1:15 Lunch on your own

1:15-2:15 Creating Alternative Spaces to Healing
john a. powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Professor powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity and poverty. He is one of the world’s most important thinkers and scholars on civil and human rights. In this presentation, Professor powell explores how we can better understand the spaces we currently inhabit and addresses how to co-create alternative spaces where real healing can truly begin. 

2:15-3:00 Panel Discussion
Alejandra Ortega, Director of Community Relations, Agri-Business Child Development                       
Tanya Krupat, Director, Osborne Association for Justice Across Generations (OCJAG)
Gerardo Perez, Echoes of Incarceration, Filmmaker and OCJAG Speakers Bureau

john powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Panelists will share efforts being taken to create alternative spaces to heal.

3:00-4:00 Networking Reception at State Museum

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