December 12, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In this training, we will go deeper into understanding bias and learn and practice research-based de-biasing techniques. We will explore how bias shows up in our interactions with others as microaggressions, daily verbal and nonverbal insults of slights, whether intentional or not, that target a person’s marginalized identity. Microaggressions are one of the most common reasons a person with marginalized identities disengages from their work or leaves their place of employment. Participants will explore how microaggressions appear in the workplace and community and discuss ways to interrupt and respond to bias and microaggressions in order to better equity and create belonging.
About your Presenters
Rebecca Slaby, AMAZEworks Executive Director
Rebecca Slaby, Executive Director of AMAZEworks, leads AMAZEworks in working with schools, communities, and organizations to create equity and belonging for children and adults. With a MEd from DePaul University, she has 15 years of experience teaching middle school humanities/social studies. She has been a racial justice facilitator for the YWCA Minneapolis and is a trained cultural competency facilitator for the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board for the state of Minnesota. She is a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and has presented at the Overcoming Racism, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and local, regional, and national education conferences. She holds a certificate of Executive Leadership from the University of St. Thomas and teaches courses on equity-based pedagogy at the University of Minnesota.
Venue: Golden Valley West