April 20, 2014

Subscriber Login



Don't have a username and password? Phone 419-399-4015 or email subscription@progressnewspaper.org to get yours today.
Click the E-Editions image below to see E-editions of the Progress, Weekly Reminder and special sections

Polls

Should the county emergency management agency office duties be a separate office?
 
'Unconscious Bias' parents' class to be held at WTHS
Latest

HAVILAND – The 21st Century after-school program at Wayne Trace Local Schools in conjunction with the YWCA welcomes guest speaker Courtnee Carrigan and her presentation Unconscious Bias in Parenting Situations and Everyday Living. It will take place from 5-6 p.m., in the Lecture Hall at Wayne Trace Jr/Sr. High School on Tuesday, April 16. This presentation is free to the public.

So what is unconscious bias? It is the concept that we are all biased at an unconscious level that influences our decision-making in ways that we are unaware. In other words, we, as individuals, make decisions based on stereotypes without intentional control.

Social scientists have demonstrated time and time again that unconscious bias exists in our society. In fact, the bias begins as early as age three when we are taught to categorize the world around us. Categorization allows us to make sense of new information, but it also leads to stereotyping. That stereotyping results in discrimination when people rely on those preconceived notions in making decisions.

Presenter Courtnee Carrigan has assembled award-winning curriculums that build awareness and promotes individual and systematic change through common sense actions. She has served as diversity facilitator for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and program manager for Outreach, Leadership, and Promotions at her alma mater, University of Cincinnati.

Currently, Carrigan serves the YWCA as the director of the program development, community advocacy and partnerships. Through innovative leadership, she has been successfully leading the YWCA’s efforts in the development and management of public and private sector program initiatives.

Join us for this enlightening presentation in which we will explore the relationship between implicit associations and the impact on parenting situations. We will further explore the relationship between individual bias and how this can affect your organizational culture. Most importantly this presentation will help you to explore how you can work toward reducing the effects of unconscious bias within your own family and everyday life.

For more information contact Ashley Shepherd, 21st Century program coordinator, at 419-399-4711.

 

Add comment

Free speech is the principle under which newspapers operate. The Progress welcomes your comments, suggestions and opinions that further discussion from all sides of an issue. We consider this an important element of the user experience on progressnewspaper.com. The Progress will not permit hate speech, personal attacks, profanities, irrelevant sexual references, threats, libel or spam. In general, comments that violate the Progress’ guidelines will be deleted. For more information or to report abuse, email progress@progressnewspaper.org.

Security code
Refresh