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About This Event

Are you committed to creating an equitable learning environment in which all youth can thrive?

To create equitable communities across Indiana, we must acknowledge our biases and take steps to confront them.  Research suggests that implicit biases based on race, gender, age or other perceived social identities can affect decision-making and interactions.

During this webinar, Perception Institute will provide insights from the mind sciences on the impact of implicit bias and related phenomena on our work with youth. Participants will:

  • understand implicit bias and related unconscious phenomena linked to identity differences such as racial anxiety and stereotype threat;
  • connect the impact of such phenomena to your role in serving youth in Indiana; and
  • gain practical, action-oriented strategies to reduce and override implicit bias and related phenomena at the individual, team, and organizational level.

Speakers

  • Jessica MacFarlane, MPH

    Senior Research Associate – Perception Institute

    Jessica conducts original research studies and translates findings on the science of implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat. She regularly leads workshops on these concepts with stakeholders in education, criminal justice, social services, health care, and other workplaces. She has a research background in the fields of psychology, HIV prevention, and harm reduction, and has been published in numerous academic journals.  Jessica holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health

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