The second Opportunity Saint Paul learning community event of the year on November 29 features speaker Dr. Becky Evan, who will present on the topic “Unconscious Bias.”
Part of our human experience is our brain’s ability to continually make behind-the-scenes decisions to get through our day efficiently. This unconscious bias is mostly a good thing; it keeps us alive, interprets what is safe, and creates mental shortcuts to make sense of everything coming our way. However, it’s important to understand how unconscious bias negatively affects our thoughts and behaviors.
This interactive session will help us understand what unconscious bias is, how it manifests itself in our relationships, and how we can take steps to create more innovative, caring, and inclusive relationships with those around us.
Dr. Evan’s core belief in diversity and inclusive workspaces is reflected in her education and work experiences. She received her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies, worked at domestic violence shelters, led anti-violence programs, and has been a college professor on topics of diversity and inclusion at Iowa State University. While earning her doctorate degree, her research centered on the experiences of lesbians who are executives in Fortune 500 companies. Currently, she is a professor at Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities.
Opportunity Saint Paul Learning Community Event
Thursday Nov 29, 6pm -9pm
The Wilder Foundation