ROOTS OF BIAS

This experiential workshop examines how bias and prejudice exist and function in society. From the moment we are born, we are placed into boxes. These boxes define us and sometimes confine us, as well. This workshop aims to help participants to identify the prejudice and biases we hold internally and institutionally, understand their roots, and challenge their existence and impact.

 

HOW DO I BOX OTHERS? IMPLICIT BIAS AND MICROAGGRESSIONS

The messages we’ve received inform the way we think and behave in the world, often unintentionally. Intent, however, does not negate impact, and this workshop focuses on the seemingly benign ways in which we contribute to the boxes others experience as everyday limitations.

 

 

 WHAT ARE THE BOXES? MESSAGES/CONDITIONING

We receive messages about right and wrong, good and bad, from individuals and institutions before we have the chance to claim them as our own. These messages impact how we see ourselves, others and the world. This workshop aims to investigate the sources of and meanings behind the messages we’ve received. Through small group dialogue and large group experiential activities, participants will be given the chance to self-reflect and develop empathy for the experiences of others.