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About This Event

Implicit bias predicts and determines decisions and actions; it determines how we positively or negatively respond to the youth we serve. It is important to recognize that we all have biases; this is how we process and organize information, how we make sense of the world around us. This presentation will explore what implicit bias is, how it differs from overt bias and how to recognize it in yourself.

This session is designed to help attendees learn how they hold power through their roles in institutions and how they can create change to affect implicit bias. During this presentation, attendees will:

  • better understand implicit bias and be able to recognize their own bias;
  • learn specific ways to address their own implicit bias; and
  • identify actions their school or organization can take to address bias.

Speakers

  • Clare Wildhack-Nolan

    Program Facilitator & Director of Social Justice Leadership Camp, Peace Learning Center

    Clare Wildhack-Nolan has been a social justice educator for the past 18 years, working in non-profits as well as schools as a certified Secondary Social Studies teacher. Clare has her Masters in the Art of Teaching from National-Louis University and a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Interdisciplinary Studies from Antioch College.

  • Frankie Keesee

    , Field Trip Coordinator & Spanish Specialist, Peace Learning Center

    Frankie Keesee is an experienced facilitator in the non-profit industry. Frankie has a Master of Science focused in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University – School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused in conflict resolution and Mediterranean security from the University

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