Brain Scans
Implicit Bias & Racial Microaggressions

“Implicit biases come from the culture. I think of them as the thumbprint of the culture on our minds. Human beings have the ability to learn to associate two things together very quickly—that is innate. What we teach ourselves, what we choose to associate is up to us.” – Dr. Mahzarin R. Banaji

In this interactive workshop, participants will deeply examine how race and other social identities influence what drives our beliefs, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors and the ways in which we treat each other. Through short mini lessons, interpersonal activities, and small and large group discussions, we will explore the harmful physical, mental, and emotional effects of how our brains perceive, categorize, and draw inferences about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. 

At this WORKSHOP, participants will:

  • Explore interpersonal biases and how these biases transform into cultural and organizational attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that negatively and systemically impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color 

  • Define and explore implicit bias and its role in microaggressions 
     

  • Develop a common vocabulary for race and equity work
     

  • Identify concrete steps to grow racial equity awareness and move from implicit bias to explicit action for social justice
     

  • Practice interrupting microaggressions 
     

  • Build team rapport 

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