You may have heard the term "implicit bias" and wondered what it means. Throughout our lives, we are exposed to
millions of messages about the world around us- messages that shape our perceptions of people, places, concepts and ideas. Using an engaging and participatory structure, Robin Wright, from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, will discuss how our minds operate, real-world implications, and how to guard against bias. You will leave equipped with a deeper understanding of our unconscious mental processing and the ways in which these implicit associations impact our decision-making. Offered in partnership with the City of
Bexley, Bexley City Schools, and Capital University.
Robin A. Wright is a Researcher and Facilitation Specialist within the Race & Cognition Program at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. In this role, Robin works to expand our understanding of the ways in which unconscious cognitive forces influence our behavior and contribute to racial disparities in our society. Robin is the co-author of the most recent editions of the State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review - a comprehensive review detailing the real-world implications of implicit racial bias.