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September 2020

Unpacking Unconscious Bias 1.0 (September 23)

September 23, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

How can someone’s race/ethnicity, gender or gender expression, age,  ability status, religion, appearance, or other identity factors influence how we view and interact with them---even when we are trying to be open, unbiased, and inclusive? This is an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and how it influences daily interactions and decision-making. In this interactive session, we also summarize how the brain makes automatic, unconscious associations and takes mental shortcuts that shape attitudes and reinforce stereotypes. Fortunately, it is possible…

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October 2020

Unconscious Bias 2.0 and Dismantling Structural Bias (October 1)

October 1, 9:30 am12:00 pm

This workshop builds upon introductory unconscious bias concepts and explores the relationship between interpersonal bias and systemic/structural bias. Participants will develop an understanding of how unconscious and explicit bias creates institutional and structural inequities. Participants will also discuss institutional practices and consider how bias may be embedded in such practices/policies and consequently impact outcomes for students, employees, and visitors. A key take-away from this workshop will be how to think about creating paths for institutional change while shifting from interpersonal…

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Strategies for Challenging anti-Black Racism

October 2, 10:00 am11:30 am

As the Black Lives Matter and racial justice movements gain global momentum and students and college employees demand accountability from leadership, many departments are reevaluating their antiracist culture and strategy. How do you ensure that your actions and leadership are actively antiracist, sustainable, and accountable to Black members of your campus community? This workshop supports participants in reflecting on how anti-Black racism may “show up” in their roles, learning strategies to challenge anti-Black racism, and brainstorming and committing to pathways…

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