Bias and Belonging
Bias and Belonging is an interactive session focused on the science of implicit bias and strategies for how to reduce and interrupt bias. If you’re wondering whether you should attend, here are two perspectives on why the topic is important:
# 1 — “If you asked me to name the greatest discoveries of the past 50 years, alongside things like the internet and Higgs particle, I would include the discovery of unconscious biases and the extent to which stereotypes about gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and age deprive people of equal opportunity the work place and equal justice in society.”
– Dr. Nancy Hopkins, Amgen Professor of Biology Emerita at MIT
# 2 — “I believe these new insights into human consciousness offer us the possibility of a new leap forward. The possibility of a deeper understanding of the human condition that may hold the potential for not only solving some of our specific problems, but transforming the way we relate as a species …”
– Howard Ross, Author, Everyday Bias
What you should expect to get out of the presentation?
- A deeper understanding of the science of implicit bias;
- An overview of the strategies/interventions for reducing and interrupting implicit bias.
- Inspiration — and an invitation – to make bias-reduction work part of your daily practice.
SPACEs, Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity
Dushaw Hockett is the founder and Executive Director of Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity (SPACEs), a Washington, DC-based leadership development and community building organization dedicated to bridging the gap between what people imagine and what they achieve.
A native New Yorker who now resides in Maryland, Dushaw has over 20 years of experience in community building and organizational development. He is the former Director of Special Initiatives for the Center for Community Change (CCC), a 40-plus year old national social justice organization founded in the memory of the late Robert F. Kennedy. During is 12-year tenure at CCC, Dushaw led projects focused on affordable housing, immigration and race.