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Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation About Social Bias

Dec 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM
to Dec 14, 2020 - 11:30 AM
Flier of workshop

Ever wondered, “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias—a stereotype, a prejudice or discrimination—that happened in your everyday life? Deciding whether and how to respond to bias is complicated. Understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so, and strategies for effective responding can help bystanders to better evaluate their options and select effective strategies. In this web-based workshop, attendees will first learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up. Attendees will then be invited to apply these concepts to everyday incidents of bias in academic settings through facilitated interaction and discussion.

Register early: Each workshop only has a capacity of 50 participants and preference will be given to department chairs in STEM departments.

This workshop is part of the ADVANCE Partnership project - Joining Forces - funded by NSF.