Virtual Event | July 7 | 12 – 1pm

Addressing Implicit Bias: Aligning our Work and Values


Join us on July 7 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. We are grateful to our co-sponsors for promoting this special event: Bridge Meadows, Communication Across Barriers, Classroom Law Project, Crossing Party Lines, Gevurtz Menashe, Lewis & Clark Law School, Neighborhood House, and Oregon Voice, and Willamette University College of Law.

For lawyers who attend, we are applying for 1 hour of CLE credit.

Dr. Erik Girvan

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.

You can learn more about Professor Girvan and his work at:  

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