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Workshop: Understanding Implicit Bias

  • Mercy Corps 45 Southwest Ankeny Street Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)

"Implicit Bias" refers to the attitudes and stereotypes that affect our actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. How do these biases prevent us from reaching out to others? Could they affect our grant-making decisions? This thought-provoking workshop was attended by a sold-out crowd.

Barbara J. Diamond, a civil rights attorney and producer of curriculum on implicit bias, led the workshop with colleague Marina Moro. Real-life experiences filmed in Portland provided grist for discussions for becoming aware of our biases. Click here to see the handouts from this event.

Thanks to our Member Education Committee for responding to our members and locating a tremendous leader for this project. Special thanks also to our members who have provided sponsorship dollars to help defray costs and make this workshop affordable.

Other information about implicit bias can be found on Barbara's website.