*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Contact: Dennis Chin
Phone: 212-248-2785 x1450
CSI PRESIDENT MAYA WILEY PRESENTS AT HEARING ON RACE AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA FOR DEMOCRATIC STEERING & POLICY COMMITTEE
Washington, D.C – CSI Founder and President Maya Wiley will present at a hearing entitled “A Conversation on Race and Justice in America” which will be hosted by the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee at the request of the Congressional Black Caucus. Wiley will testify, in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman acquittal, about how our public discourse and policies on race must be informed by mind science on implicit bias. She will share CSI’s recommendations to build a more cohesive, opportunity-rich country for everyone, including communities of color.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT
WHERE: 340 Cannon House Office Building
Veterans Affairs Hearing Room
WHO: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Co-Chair, Democratic Steering & Policy Committee
Congressman Rob Andrews, Co-Chair, Democratic Steering & Policy Committee
Members, Democratic Steering & Policy Committee
PANELISTS: Maya Wiley, Founder and President, Center for Social Inclusion
Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist, Washington Post
Morris Dees, Founder and Chief Trial Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
The hearing will be aired live here: http://www.dems.gov/live at 1:30 PM EDT.
To schedule an interview with Maya Wiley, please contact Dennis Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212-248-2785 x 1450
About the Center for Social Inclusion
The Center for Social Inclusion works to unite public policy research and grassroots advocacy to transform structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion. We work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive. Visit www.centerforsocialinclusion.org for more information.