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Adult Forum - Holly Brittingham, "Culture and Inclusion: How Awareness of Implicit Bias Can Lead to Positive Change"

Through explorations of neuroscience and behavioral science, this interactive presentation explains how our unconscious brains affect every aspect of our lives – including ways that sometimes surprise us. We are all biased. This does not make us bad or wrong, but simply human, and thus imperfect. Our implicit biases can contribute to patterns of exclusion or discrimination that conflict with our values. However, our brains have the ability to cultivate more conscious awareness and override these automatic tendencies. Holly Brittingham, our presenter, will review and practice some techniques for doing just this.