What We Know, Don’t Know, and Can Do about Systemic Racism – A Second Sunday Seminar
With special guest speaker Julia Weber, JD, MSW via Zooom
Julia is a lawyer, policy maker, and educator who has been actively involved in various social justice and anti-violence causes throughout her career. She joins us form San Francisco to discuss the topic of systemic racism. We will look at what we know about race and systemic racism, what we don’t know; and what some of us will never know. We will then look at what we can and should do about what we know, and what we should not do.
Please join us for this special opportunity to better understand and effectively engage in the pressing call for justice and reform.
Julia F. Weber, JD, MSW, was born in Washington D.C., learned to walk in Hawaii, grew up in Arizona, went to college and grad school in St. Louis, and has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years. Since 1994, as an attorney, social worker, and mediator, she’s spent her career focused on family law issues, violence prevention policies, and learning and teaching about bias. Julia’s interest in social justice was heavily influenced by those who participated in the civil rights and feminist movements and other political events that led her to begin teaching undergraduates on race, gender, and law and violence against women in 1994. Since then, she’s trained hundreds of judges, attorneys, court staff, and violence prevention advocates on a wide-range of legal issues. Julia has also facilitated dialogue groups on race, anti-racism, and transracial adoption. Each fall, she teaches domestic violence law as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and currently serves as Implementation Director with Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Julia’s the granddaughter of Eastern European Jewish immigrants and co-parent of a young adult son she and her partner adopted at birth to form their multi-racial family. juliafweber.com