At the Risk of Being Uncomfortable
Unconscious Bias and the BIPOC Experience
The risk of discomfort is inherent in the willingness to grow. This discussion will cover studies on unconscious bias and how to own and educate ourselves on our own frailties so that communication is more effective.
Ms. Traci Owens is a Black woman with 20 plus years of experience in indigent criminal defense and 30 plus years’ experience in the public interest sector. Ms. Owens has her BA from Georgetown University and JD from Emory University SOL. Ms. Owens has given trainings for CPDA since 2003. She's been an adjunct with Santa Clara University SOL Trial Techniques program since 2002, and the Stanford Trial Advocacy Program since 2009. Ms. Owens is a repeat presenter for the International Academy of Law and Mental Health at their last three Congresses in Vienna, Prague, and Rome. She is also a repeat lecturer for the Magnus Group. Traci Owens is published in The International Journal of Forensic Sciences and the International Journal of Ethics, Medicine, and Mental Health.