The organization is also announcing a Sept. 22 community event focused on the effects of implicit bias and intergenerational trauma on people of color.
About 50 people gathered in South Berkeley to talk about racial discrimination in housing, jobs, schools, and the community.
Berkeley police officers disproportionately stop and search people of color during traffic stops, according to a coalition of groups that presented data and demanded changes from the department Tuesday.
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ask the city manager to assess a long list of issues related to community-police relations and bring back a report on potential associated costs and related efforts that are already underway.
Berkeley city staff are reviewing a report by Oakland-based firm Mason Tillman Associates that recommends changes in city policies in response to allegations of racism in employment practices.
More than 100 community members turned out to the Berkeley Public Library over the weekend to share or hear stories about what they believe is on-going racial profiling and harassment of minorities in Berkeley by local police officers.
A recent police stop in Berkeley has prompted some community members to criticize police for racial insensitivity, and potential racial profiling.
By Eli Wolfe