Racial Equity Committee Presentations

From the January 18th and 19th 2018 Implicit Bias training in which over 300 City and County employees attended.  Here are some of the resources referenced by our presenter Ada Shen-Jaffe.

Below are a few short pre-session assignments:

  1. Take the Harvard Implicit Bias online test: We know that diversity, inclusion and cross-difference competence are justice imperatives if we are to do our best work as a law and justice system in the service of the public. Many of you already understand that the attitudes and stereotypes we all hold in our hearts often influence the lenses through which we see the world and those around us, how we act, and how we make our decisions, in an unconscious manner. This phenomenon is known as implicit bias. The link to the Harvard implicit bias test is as follows (you may register with your city or county email, or simply enter as a guest):https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/Note: even if you are already familiar with the IAT (Implicit Association Test), you may find it useful to refresh.
  2. Watch the TED Talk by Simon Sinek called “The WHY”, the abbreviated version is about 6 minutes long (the complete version is 18 minutes long; watch whatever version you have time for before we meet), here’s the link to the short version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA
  3. Watch Professor John A. Powell’s 3-minute video on belongingness and “The Circle of Human Concern”: here is the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UinX4iPaBYc&feature=youtu.be
  4. Briefly skim the UCLA Law Review article, “Implicit Bias in the Courtroom”.UCLA Law Review Implicit Bias in the Courtroom

Below is the handout used at the training:

Implicit Bias Training Handout Jan 18 & 19 2018

Additional details, definitions, and examples can be found at the Race Equity & Justice Initiative's website: http://waraceequityandjustice.wordpress.com