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Implicit Bias Workshops: Understanding It and How It Impacts Research, Learning, Scholarship, and Professional Development

by Kelleen Maluski on 2020-09-07T08:00:00-06:00 | Comments

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The UNM Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center and the UNM Health Sciences Center Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is excited to announce a two part workshop series on implicit biases - how you can understand them and how they can impact your learning, professional development, scholarship, and research.

The first workshop is September 11th from 12-1pm and is designed to offer UNM HSC learners a safe space for discussing the role implicit biases may be playing in their professional development and to provide strategies for addressing them. Focus will also be given to the relationship between implicit bias and structural inequities and on tactics for creating systemic changes to reduce them.

The workshop will be presented by Jessica Goodkind, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity Education, UNM Health Sciences Center Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Lindsay Smart, Ph.D. Associate Vice Chancellor for Leadership and Faculty Equity & Inclusion, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

The second workshop is scheduled for September 23rd and is a follow up, though you don't need to have attended that session to come to this one. In the second session we will discuss how implicit biases inherently exist within ourselves, research, publications, and databases. Participants will work to evaluate how these biases and isms build on the dominant narrative that already exists in the health sciences and the academy and thus further perpetuate white supremacy. Discussion on how to evaluate and not take resources at "face value" will be a major part of this workshop. The workshop will be presented by Kelleen Maluski, Student Success and Engagement Librarian.

You can register here. After registering you will be sent a Zoom link closer to the date of the workshop. If you have questions or comments please let Kelleen Maluski, Student Success and Engagement Librarian, know.

 


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