Implicit bias has come to be recognized as a powerful force that not only shapes individual actions but institutional policies and practices as well. This presentation looks at three primary mechanisms that produce bias: priming, associations and assumptions which will create an understanding of actions people can take to counteract negative race associations that lead to negative consequences for people of color. This interactive session uses activities, videos, media images and provocative discussions to increase understanding of how implicit bias manifests, how it perpetuates and what people can do to interrupt it with a vision for changing both individuals and systems.
Hugh Vasquez is one of the country's top equity and diversity educators and a highly sought after consultant to campuses and organizations working towards creating healthy multicultural environments. Driven by a deep sense of fairness, equity and justice, he has emerged as one of the nation's top leaders in working to create environments where people from all cultures are honored, respected and valued.
This event will also be on Zoom.