Earl J. Edwards is a researcher and community advocate. His research focuses on the impact that structural racism and implicit bias have on American public institutions serving youth impacted by homelessness.
In 2018, Earl co-facilitated the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness. The purpose of the Committee was to 1) examine the factors contributing to the overrepresentation of Black people among the population experiencing homelessness, 2) identify opportunities to increase racial equity within the homeless service delivery system, and 3) develop recommendations to effectively meet the needs of Black people experiencing homelessness.
In addition to his scholarship and his work with local organizations, Earl also leads race and equity workshops with youth service providers across the country. Earl J. Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, a master’s degree from Teachers College Columbia University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
2:10 PM–3:40 PM Jul 24, 2018 (US - Eastern)