Event Details

Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools presents Talking to Teens About Implicit Bias
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Salkind Center Gym

Talking to Teens About Implicit Bias, with Dr. Aaminah Norris, Assistant Professor, College of Education, California State University, Sacramento
7:30-9 pm
Urban School of San Francisco, 1563 Page St, San Francisco

Dr. Aaminah Norris will facilitate an interactive discussion about ways that implicit bias impacts our everyday interactions. Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. We will delve into ways that we can identify and learn from our biases. Dr Norris will also discuss research on ways that bias impacts our work and school lives and our communication with others whose identities are different from our own. In particular, the evening will focus on how implicit bias impacts marginalized groups. Parents will receive take-aways for approaching this topic with their teens.

Dr. Norris has more than 20 years of experience supporting schools and not-for-profit organizations in addressing issues of educational equity for low income students from historically marginalized communities. Her background in education includes teaching, administration, and curriculum-development for thousands of students in grades K-16. She researches, teaches and advocates use of digital and social media in formal and informal learning environments to address racial and gender inequities. Dr. Norris authored curricula for the films Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In.

Please reserve your spot early! $5 for Urban parents/guardians.