Date: 5/15/2018, 9:00 am—3:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth Center
Microaggressions and an individual’s Implicit Biases encroaches on the fundamental principles of one’s cultural self-worth. This presentation will help us explore our biases based off characteristics such as age, appearance, race, and ethnicity can lead to systemic inequality and unfair judgments of a person. Implicit/Explicit biases that one has developed over the course of a lifetime can lead to feelings, attitudes, and action that may not truly align with their declared beliefs and ideology. To make changes in the way that we interact with people outside of our in-group; we must first learn how to recognize microaggression and implicit bias actions that reflect our attitudes and stereotypes. Only then can we interrupt the systemic mental construct that guides our interactions with people that don’t fall within our cultural circle of identity. Once we have interrupted these actions, only then can we take steps to repair any damage that may have been caused by our actions of bias to ensure future interactions are not plagued by a negative racial, ethnic, and/or gender mindset. When you implement the RIR Protocol (Recognize, Interrupt, and Repair), you can begin to stop the cycle of implicit/explicit bias behaviors and extinguish the effects that it has on marginalized group.