Oh Behave! Changing the Way We React to Bias & Discrimination

April 25, 2022, 5:00 pm -
6:00 pm

Can we really tackle bias and discrimination?

Dive into the research with Asst. Professor Eason, UC Berkeley Psychologist, to demystify why prejudice and bias have persisted for so long. Understand the impacts of our “representational landscapes”, such as why folks like Native Americans and queer people get left out of our national narratives or how the presence of racial segregation maintains bias, and what actions we can take against it.

Then take some tools to that noggin’ with science-tested practical techniques by the Unconscious Bias Project with Dr. Linet Mera that you can apply in seconds to fight discrimination when it comes up and when you see it happen in real life. Talk to the experts and learn practical tools you can apply any time to *actually* make the world a better place.

Meet the Speakers:

Dr. Arianne (Ari) E Eason (she/her)
Dr. Eason is an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley’s Department of Psychology where she works to understand how features of our social and cultural context shape peoples’ attitudes and behavior in ways that work to reinforce existing inequalities and stagnate change.  Her work aims to shed light on how we think about and behave towards diverse others within a complex society riddled with inequality; and how we facilitate positive change.

Dr. Linet Mera (she/her)
Dr. Mera is co-founder and co-Executive Director at Bay Area’s Unconscious Bias Project (UBP), a people & culture nonprofit consultancy. She is a Colombian-American Latin@ scientist with indigenous heritage that wants to bring the message “inclusion is a choice” to the world through practical actions and empowering programs to help foster inclusion and equity in our diverse workplaces and classrooms. www.ubproject.org

You can join us by:

  1. Registering via Zoom (use the blue button below) – you will be invited to participate in small groups, ask questions via the chat and share your thoughts, or
  2. Via livestream (link can be found on our event page) – where you can bring a pen and paper to follow along.

Event Hosts

The Unconscious Bias project aims to empower the individual, group, and collective using the latest best practices to do more to address systemic inequities of racism, xenophobia, ageism, ableism, and others excluded in society. Our hope is that we build a community and a workplace where everyone can pursue their dreams. We offer bespoke programs centering scientifically-backed tools and practical, empowering approaches to drive personal, organizational, and systems level changes.

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