Can We Really Talk? Pt 2: Implicit Bias and the Classroom

October 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
TECH Center, Room 109

We all carry implicit biases, both positive and negative, that shape how we act and treat others. Implicit bias, which is also known as unconscious bias, is the product of learned associations and social conditioning. If unchecked, implicit biases can affect educational access and achievement in the classroom. Implicit bias results in an effect called stereotype threat, which occurs when an individual internalizes negative stereotypes about a group to which they belong. Microaggressions are also a manifestation of implicit bias. In this session we will focus on how to address the implicit bias that can happen in the classroom.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL).

Facilitator: Valerie Dudley, Director of Multicultural Education and Training, IDEAL

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