Program areas at Institute for America's Future
Perception Institute project:curriculum development:perception developed curriculum for imentor for the delivery of implicit bias and related phenomena to 10,000 people who mentor young people across the country.publications - (wrote in 2019 -- published in 2020) book chapter,"promoting fairness? Examining the efficacy of implicit bias training in the criminal justice system" in "bias in the law: a definitive look at racial prejudice in the u.s. criminal justice system" (lexington books (ed. Joseph avery & joel cooper, 2020). (see sched. O)"what are we up against? An intersectional examination of stereotypes associated with gender sponsored by story at scale" (2020). Research projects:perception is continuing to develop the research project, "promoting academic success and belonging for all students." This project has two sites: boston public school district (bps) in boston, ma and kalamazoo public school district (kps) in kalamazoo, mi. We also began a research project on gender and power, assessing how disparity and obstacles narratives about women and power undermines the likelihood of women being elected or hired in positions of authority. We are working with emily balcetis at nyu and free radicals, led by dorothy q. thomas.workshops:perception has delivered workshops including schools, hospitals, courts, associations for conflict resolution, federal and state prosecutors, county government, local and state government, and bar associations.
Other programs:including online & communication, foreign policy, and research strategy.
Progressive leadership Institute project:the progressive leadership Institute (pli) is a nonpartisan policy and leadership center organized to raise public awareness on key issues of equity and justice and to develop public leaders who will improve the economic and social conditions of all americans. Pli's accomplishments in 2019 include:- hosted a national conference for more than 135 state legislators;- wrote and disseminated more than 5,000 copies of training and informational materials;- conducted educational policy and issue briefings, training sesssions, and bi-weekly webinars (see sched. O)- worked with policymakers and non-profit leaders to research and develop policy ideas on abortion rights, community schools and public education, and economic and other issues.