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Friday, March 17 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
We're Your Colleagues, Not Your Clients: Unpacking Unconscious Bias Within Public Defender Offices

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Combatting unconscious racial bias is something that is routinely discussed in public defender offices, but that conversation tends to center on the disruption of unconscious racial bias toward clients of color. There is very little discussion, however, around how unconscious racial biases impact interactions between colleagues in public defense spaces. Of particular concern is how an unconscious perception of people of color solely as criminal defendants, can lead to negative and/or microaggressive interactions between white public defenders and their colleagues of color. This workshop aims to have the uncomfortable but necessary conversation around how unconscious racial bias impacts workplace dynamics, and to provide a space to consider ways to disrupt these biases.

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Latoya Hampton

Investigator, Office of the Federal Public Defender - Nashville, TN
Latoya Hampton, LMSW, is a trial investigator with the Federal Public Defender Office for the Middle District of Tennessee working on behalf of indigent men and women charged with federal crimes. Previously, she spent 13 years with the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern... Read More →
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Brittney M. Williams

Social Work Supervisor, Washtenaw County Public Defender
Brittney M. Williams is a licensed clinical social worker, and leads the Advocacy, Intervention, & Mitigation Division (AIM) at the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office. Her work with AIM largely centers on mitigation, and utilizes storytelling and evidence-based research to... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Room G