Parenting Discussion Group: Implicit Bias – March 2021
In each of our subconscious minds there is implicit bias that can contribute to unwarranted attitudes, beliefs, and associations about groups or people. These stereotypes or “blind spots” can lead to actions based on racism, sexism, and other inaccurate beliefs.
But what causes implicit bias to occur, and what can we do about it? What role do we play, as parents, caregivers, and students, in identifying and correcting implicit biases within our community?
Join the Clinton PTA and Henry Carter Hull Library online for a engaging discussion led by Elijah Manning, education activist and owner of Inclusive Education LLC, on the topic of implicit bias in our schools. Registration is required for this free program for adults and teens on Thurs. 3/11 at 7 PM.
A series of short videos relating to the discussion topic will be shared with guests upon registration. To sign up and receive the meeting link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about our Guest Speaker:
Elijah Manning is an activist dedicated to bringing a more inclusive teaching (BIPOC, LGBTQ+,and women) to the school curricula. He has started his own company, Inclusive Education LLC, to help further this work by doing anti-racism/racism awareness workshops in schools. He has been involved in conversations with his city BOE in Norwalk as well as been on panel discussions with the city and helped facilitate conversations with Artreach Inc. out of Norwich, CT. Having grown up on the shoreline of CT (Old Saybrook) he is honored to work with cities and towns along that shoreline.