Bias Awareness and Perceptions

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Event Location: 
SSB 102
Start Time: 
9:00 a.m.
End Time: 
12:00 p.m.

In this course learners will discuss their identities and how biases are institutionalized, internalized, and interpersonal. Through small and large group activities we will move from the identification of biases in your life and how they impact perceptions to how we are socialized to hold these biases in the first place. Finally, we will discuss how to use cultural humility as a tool to move us toward improving awareness of biases and intentional inclusion. This is a three-hour session split into two parts with a break in between.

Objectives Part I: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss our own identities
  • Identify Biases and differentiate between Institutionalized, Interpersonal, and Internalized Bias
  • Identify biases we hold/experience and how they may impact perceptions.

Objectives Part II: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how snap judgements are formed and used in our lives
  • Identify how you were socialized and how UNT is an institution of socialization
  • Use Cultural Humility over Cultural Competence in interactions with individuals and groups.