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Conference 2018: Stowe, VT April 4-6, 2018

New England Educational Opportunity Association

Sowing the Seeds of Leadership

Pre-Conference Information

Title: Implicit/Unconscious Bias
Presenter: Karen Richards, Executive Director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Description: Through a combination of lecture, video and exercises, this training will explore the brain science behind implicit or unconscious bias and how those biases affect our perceptions and ultimately our behavior. The session will explore how these biases play out in the larger society in ways that can interfere with interpersonal relationships based on occupation, socioeconomic status, weight, political affiliation, etc., and deny equal opportunity to those in protected status (race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, etc.). The objective is to increase conscious awareness of the nature and sources of implicit bias, to recognize that everyone has implicit bias, to recognize the implications of it within the broader society and to develop skills/strategies for reducing and overriding it.

Cost: FREE

Registration: You may register for the pre-conference using the regular conference registration page. Click here to register!

Questions, comments, and willing volunteers should be directed to:

Brianna Edwards
Conference Chair