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Understanding Implicit Bias

Category: Diversity Department: CoDaC
Description:

How can someone’s race, sex, age, and other characteristics influence the way we see and treat them even when we are genuinely trying to be unbiased? What concrete steps can we take to help prevent this from happening? To help answer these questions, this workshop introduces the concept of implicit bias. Through a mix of short presentations, lively activities, and discussions, we will explore some harmful side effects of how our brains naturally perceive, categorize, and draw inferences about the world, including other people. We will also examine when this kind of bias is most likely to occur. And we will talk about what practical steps we can all take to try to reduce or eliminate it as well as what has been shown not to work. This workshop may be of particular interest to those serving on search committees and hiring managers.

Additional Information:

For more information, please contact: Rafael Lopez - lopezr@uoregon.edu

Session Information

Registration for this session is closed.

Cost
Instructor
Dr. Erik Girvan
Location
EMU: 231 & 232, Cedar & Spruce Rooms
Internet Based
No
Size Limit
55
Open Registration
07/13/2017
Close Registration
10/09/2017
Description
For more information, please contact: Rafael Lopez - lopezr@uoregon.edu

Dates & Times

Date Time Length
Oct 12th, 2017 10:00 am — 12:00 pm 2 hrs