Sage Events

Addressing Implicit Bias: Aligning our Work and Values

    Date:

    September 23, 2022

    Time:

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Organizer

    SAGE

    Venue

    Online - Zoom

    Phone:

    971-717-6570

Join us on September 23 for a thought-provoking presentation on how to understand and recognize the potential impacts of implicit biases on ourselves and our approaches to supporting social causes.

Implicit biases are related to the ways in which people naturally process information about the world around them. Even so, they can lead us to relate to others in ways that are inconsistent with our values, such as by judging people based on their age, ability, social status, culture, gender, language, or race.

During this live, one-hour, online presentation, Professor Erik Girvan will draw on illustrations and lessons from social science research and a variety of work contexts to explain how having implicit bias is part of the human condition. Girvan will also describe practical and constructive approaches for reducing or eliminating the main ways that biases can prevent us from living up to our ideals.

SAGE is pleased to sponsor this event through our Citizen Project, our initiative to inspire, support, and equip people to work across differences to solve public problems. Special thanks to our co-sponsor: Classroom Law Project.

For lawyers who attend, we are applying for 1 hour of MCLE Access to Justice credit.

If you have any trouble registering, contact SAGE at [email protected] or call 971-717-6570. We are happy to help!

Our Featured Speaker

Professor Girvan has a law degree from Harvard University and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He teaches at the University of Oregon School of Law and is an academic expert in design, implementation, and evaluation of ways to increase equity in organizations, as well as conflict and dispute resolution, and experienced in civil litigation. Learn more about Professor Girvan and his work at: https://uonews.uoregon.edu/erik-girvan-school-law.