We invite you to a Community Conversation around recognizing and addressing our implicit biases on Wednesday, March 29th from 12-1pm over zoom.
Implicit biases are deeply ingrained attitudes and stereotypes that influence our decisions and behaviors in an unconscious manner. Recognizing these biases can be challenging, but it is important to address them in order to create more inclusive and equitable environments. This discussion will explore how to identify our own personal biases, the ways our biases may impact others, and how to take accountability when those biases lead to harm.
This is a time for conversation - to share feelings, raise concerns, and talk together as a school community. To aid the conversation, space will be limited. (We know it's coming up soon, so if you miss it, don't fear! If there is a lot of interest in this topic, we can hold another session soon.)
About the format. With these smaller Community Conversations, our hope is to explore restorative dialogue and build community, creating a space where we are all teachers and learners. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106