Interrogating Our Intentionality and Implicit Bias
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The Wayne State University Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) and Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program invite you to join us at an upcoming workshop.
In this workshop, "Interrogating Our Intentionality and Implicit Bias: Critical race ethics and the promise of full human flourishing in the 21stcentury classroom", Blanche B. Cook, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, will provide information and insight on the corrupting influence of implicit bias on service providers, the learning process, and service provision generally. In this three-hour workshop, Cook will provide information and insight on the corrupting influence of implicit bias on service providers, the learning process, and service provision generally. We will focus on strategies, activities, and best practices to use in the service provision process. We will candidly and thoughtfully discuss issues related to race and racism, in general, and the impact of implicit bias on diagnosis, treatment, and care. Participants will leave with specific tools to help them identify, understand, discuss and combat racism as well as cultivate an appreciation for diversity in its many forms.
Following Blanche B. Cook’s presentation, Marquita Chamblee, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Wayne State University, and facilitators from the Wayne State community, will lead dialogue circles from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. These dialogue circles will provide attendees an opportunity to debrief and apply the information they learned in the presentation to their lives.
Associate Professor Blanche Bong Cook is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Michigan Law School. She has practiced law in both the private and public sectors at Miller, Canfield Paddock, and Stone, as well as the Department of Justice. As a private sector lawyer, she specialized in diversity and sexual harassment training and litigation. As a former federal prosecutor, she specialized in prosecuting large-scale drug and sex trafficking prosecutions as well as civil rights violations. As a facilitator, professor, and lecturer, she has taught in a broad range of mediums, including the national training center for federal prosecutors and colleges and universities across the country. Her research and scholarship centers around the ways in which laws and religion create, sustain, and perpetuate hierarchy, domination, and exploitation. She is a recognized expert on the issues of implicit bias in the criminal justice system and education as well as sex trafficking prosecutions.
REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO EVENT:
- Complete the Race Implicit Bias test: Visit the Project Implicit website > click "I wish to proceed" at the bottom of the page > select "Race IAT"
- Complete at least one implicit bias test of your choice: Visit the Project Implicit website > click "I wish to proceed" at the bottom of the page > select the test of your choosing
- DiAngelo, R., & Dyson, M. E. (2018). White fragility: Why it's so hard for White people to talk about racism. (https://elibrary.wayne.edu/record=b5548637~S47)
- Jennifer L. Eberhardt, P. (2019). Biased : Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Penguin Books. (https://elibrary.wayne.edu/record=b6162182~S47)
Attendees can receive 5 social work continuing education hours for free. Those seeking CE's must complete the RSVP form, sign-in to Zoom with their full first and last name, complete the attendance link posted in the Zoom chat and pass the post-event quiz. CE certificates will be emailed 7-10 business days after the event.