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21st CCLC “Unmasking Our Implicit Biases” Workshop
April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This workshop actively engages participants to evaluate the way we are socialized and how that plays into our daily experiences with others. Together, we examine not only how our identities are socially constructed through macro factors like race, class, gender, age, ability etc. but also how we might hinder our working relationships based on these socialized biases through small biased acts called “microaggressions”. The goal of this workshop is to not just become more aware of our biases, but to directly interrupt them when they are happening. The morning session will focus on what is implicit bias and microaggressions through interactive discussions. The afternoon session will focus on how to interrupt these microaggressions by practicing the tips and strategies provided. Participants will be involved in an interactive and engaging discussion of suspending their judgements of others and looking at how their biases prevent engagement with students, faculty, staff and families and communities. They can then reframe and repair these relationships.