We are most likely to act on our implicit biases when we are triggered by stressful situations. Participants in this workshop will unpack the behaviors from others that they personally struggle with in different environments, reflect on their responses to those behaviors, and examine how implicit bias influences these responses in ways that might unintentionally result in negative outcomes and experiences for others.
Led by AMAZEworks' Rebecca Slaby
Rebecca Slaby, Executive Director of AMAZEworks, leads AMAZEworks in working with schools, communities, and organizations to create equity and belonging for children and adults. She has provided dozens of workshops and trainings on Anti-Bias Education with a focus on cultural responsiveness, bias, identity and stereotype threat, microaggressions, and other DEI topics and has co-authored two AMAZEworks curriculums. With a MEd from DePaul University, she has 15 years of experience teaching middle school humanities/social studies and has worked with schools on issues of equity, inclusion, and justice on institutional, state, and regional levels. 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 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.