Confronting and Overcoming Racial Bias – April 10, 2019

Confronting and Overcoming Racial Bias – April 10, 2019

Confronting and Overcoming Racial Bias

Stereotypes. Micro-aggression. Cultural biases. More than buzz words, these patterns of thinking and behavior shape our interactions with others.

Each of us carry implicit biases we use to automatically categorize individuals and groups. These unconscious biases lead to us forming mental shortcuts or mindsets which can lead to subtle and corrosive work environments if not addressed.

Please join us for an assumption-challenging and engaging workshop led by Art Hendricks where we will learn about:

  • Defining unconscious bias
  • Examining the science of unconscious bias
  • Describing Types and Examples of unconscious bias
  • Uncovering the role of stereotypes in unconscious bias
  • Understanding insights on the implicit association test (IAT)
  • Identifying steps in minimizing individual unconscious bias
  • Outlining steps and strategies individuals can use to interrupt micro-aggressions and oppressive comments

You will leave armed with strategies to address unconscious bias in your workplace and community.

About the Speaker

Art “Bela” Hendricks has over twenty-five years of experience working in the field of diversity development, equity and inclusion. His practical, real world approach has championed these issues across the private, non-profit and public sectors alike. Currently, as the Equity and Inclusion Manager for Portland Parks and Recreation, he is responsible for developing culturally responsive programs and activities for communities of color, the immigrant and refugee communities as well as those living with disabilities. His engaging style and common-sense approach to these sensitive topics make his workshops relatable for everyone.


Date:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time:  Registration and networking from 5:30-6 pm. Program from 6-8 pm. Networking from 8-8:30 pm.
Location:  Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214
Parking:  On-street parking available.
Food:  Food and refreshments provided.
Cost:  Chapter Members and Partner Organizations (ATD, PHRMA): $10; Guests: $25
Register:  Through Eventbrite. Online registration available until 8 am the morning of the event. Registration at the door if space available. Please register early so we can ensure adequate seating! Space limited to 55 attendees.