Goldman School students organize race and policy symposium

A symposium on race and policy will be held next Wednesday (April 20) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, focusing on the ways that racism has been institutionalized through public policy and law and how such barriers might be eliminated.

The afternoon program, “Building Our Awareness: How We Engage Race in Our Work,” will feature panel discussions headed by professional and academic leaders in education, public health, political science and other fields from UC Berkeley and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Panel topics will include labor and education, race and politics, prisons and criminal justice, race-conscious systems, and more.

Christopher Edley Jr., dean and professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and co-founder of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, will deliver a keynote address at 2:30 p.m.

The event is being organized by the Goldman School’s Students of Color in Public Policy group.

The symposium is free and open to the public.  It will take place from noon-5 p.m. at the Goldman School, 2607 Hearst Ave., near the intersection of Gayley Road, in Berkeley.

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