Come join us for a discussion on Understanding Implicit Bias
Facilitated by Gloria Mengual, CREC Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, and Curtis Porter III, CREC Family Engagement Specialist
Brought to you by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee at Braeburn School
We all have underlying beliefs -- many we may not even be aware of -- that affect our thinking and actions and ultimately how we relate as a school community. This discussion will help us examine our biases and offer ways to find balance.
Why is implicit bias important?
- Implicit bias is connected to structural inequity.
- Implicit associations arise outside conscious awareness which do not necessarily align with our openly-held beliefs or reflect stances we would explicitly endorse. This disconnect is known as dissociation.
- Dissociation matters because we all experience it and it affects our DECISIONS, BEHAVIORS, and INTERACTIONS with others and can have harmful effects even at school.
Participants will walk away reflecting on their own implicit biases and strategies to counteract them. This workshop is for grown-ups and open to all WHPS and open choice families.
Childcare available if arranged in advance (at least 3 days before the meeting).