Join us for a virtual conversation with Stanford psychology professor and author Jennifer Eberhardt who will discuss her book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.” An acclaimed and powerful examination of unconscious racial bias from one of the world’s leading experts the book has been selected as the second title for our collaboration with the Palo Alto Library’s virtual Palo Alto Reads series. A “one book, one community” program, Palo Alto Reads is a joint partnership between the Palo Alto Library and the City of Palo Alto’s Race & Equity Initiative. It encourages the reading and discussion of a selected book to foster community conversation about themes and topics relevant to our city. The history of our city’s segregation is a great starting point to discuss ongoing inequities in our community, and explore solutions together.
Professor Jennifer Eberhardt will be joined in conversation by Ralph Richard Banks, professor of law at the Stanford Law School and Ed Shikada, Palo Alto City Manager.
This author event is co-hosted by the Bill Lane Center, The Stanford Center for Racial Justice, the Palo Alto Library and the City of Palo Alto
Synopsis of the book:
How do we talk about bias? How do we address racial disparities and inequities? What role do our institutions play in creating, maintaining, and magnifying those inequities? What role do we play? With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt offers us the language and courage we need to face one of the biggest and most troubling issues of our time. She exposes racial bias at all levels of society—in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and criminal justice system. Yet she also offers us tools to address it. Eberhardt shows us how we can be vulnerable to bias but not doomed to live under its grip. Racial bias is a problem that we all have a role to play in solving.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book prior to the event, the Stanford Bookstore has them available.