A Conversation About Race and Bias: Knowledge and Tools to Better Love Thy Neighbor
Virtual training on Zoom with limited space.
Unconscious Bias: Can We See Our Own Blind Spots? Incorporating fun, interactive exercises, we explore how our normal brains serve as effective pattern-making machines that unconsciously “prime” us for stereotyping —whether we intend it or not. We examine how the concept of race developed throughout US history and how this history and human tendency towards bias helped create and maintain today’s systemic racial inequities. We explore together how bias affects daily life, and whether something this difficult to perceive can ever be changed.
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Featured Guest Speakers:
Reggie Jackson has been a much sought-after speaker and published writer for over a decade. Reggie specializes in sharing seldom-told stories and facts about the experiences of African-Americans and other peoples of color past and present. He is a Co-Founder and Lead Trainer/Consultant for Nurturing Diversity Partners, a consulting firm that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equity within institutions and communities.
Gail Dubuque DeClark spent 8 years working in television and film in Los Angeles and the last 21 years as a high school film and media literacy teacher. She has taught middle school students to adults about the power of the media to mold ideas, shape public opinion and communicate messages. She is the advisor for the Multicultural Club and Sexuality and Gender Equality Club. Gail’s BFA in Theater, a BA in Communications, and MFA in Education support her goals of being a change agentwe32 in her school and community.