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Freedom from Bias

Park Slope campus, Hulbert Room
The final Freedom from Bias gathering of the academic year is on Thursday, May 23 at 8:45 AM in the Hulbert Room of the Lower School

This cycle we will re-confront the issue of Implicit Bias. Below are a Tedtalk and a paper by the Keynote speaker at the recent Dalton "From Diversity to Community Conference." We are lucky to have Daria Ilunga, incoming Upper School Vice President of the PA, attending to report on her experience at the enlightening event. The theme was fittingly "Implicit Bias," so there should be lots of thought provoking perspectives on this powerful subject. Thanks to Director of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Motoko Maegawa, for suggesting this material.
 
 
 
We will also explore an article on a hot issue that made an impact at our fraught town hall meeting after the "video" incident. From The Washington Post: "They were raised to be 'colorblind,' but now more white parents are learning to talk about race." Thanks to Jaime Pessin for sending us this engaging material. 
  
Please come out even if you do not get to read or watch anything. 
Newcomers [from all three divisions] are most welcome!
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 23!
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