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Microaggressions and Bias

8/20/2020 11:00am @Virtual Event
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What does it mean to have bias? Are biases good or bad? Where does bias come from? This workshop helps individuals understand how and why biases form. We then talk about the impact biases have on our decision-making and how to respond to microaggressions that may occur in our everyday lives.


  • Define microaggressions and cognitive bias
  • Recognize how racial microaggressions show up in daily interactions
  • Learn ways to become more aware of one’s own biases

This is a 100-level workshop. 100-level workshops are designed to offer an interactive space for participants to learn about race, power, privilege and identity. These workshops are a great way to reinforce key learnings in your racial justice journey, or build a foundation of common vocabulary and understanding for a workplace or community. Workshops are designed to complement each other and listed in suggested order of progression, however, each may be taken on its own as well.

Note: This is not a webinar. Participants will be expected to be engaged in large and small group conversations, and are asked to stay for the full 90-minute duration of the workshop. Please plan to arrive on time.

There are scholarships available for this workshop! Fill out this form to apply.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, August 20
  • Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Cost: $5; scholarships available