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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act on April 23 with a lively presentation by Ryan Wynett, Manager of the "Open Your Mind" exhibit and Learning Lab at
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act on April 23 with a lively presentation by Ryan Wynett, Manager of the “Open Your Mind” exhibit and Learning Lab at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. The Learning Lab is devoted to articulating the concept of the implicit bias to the general public.
Cost: $10 for ACAR members | $20 for non-members
Ryan Wynett will present two workshops:
IB 101 – “Open Your Mind” / Introduction to Implicit Bias
An hour of presentation, followed by an hour of discussion, this workshop is designed to offer a crash course into the concepts of implicit bias, the unconscious brain and the Implicit Association Test (IAT).
There will be real-world examples and practical demonstrations of implicit bias, as well as riddles, optical illusions and mind-teasers, to help appreciate the 3-pound wonder that is the human brain. Basically, we want to change the way you think about the way you think—not just about implicit bias, but thinking in general—and, at the same time, show why having implicit bias is nothing to feel bad about.
Prerequisite: Having taken at least two (2) IATs, in conjunction with pair of brief video clips featuring Dr. Banaji, co-inventor of the IAT and current Chair of the Department of Psychology, Harvard University.
IB 102 – “Braking Bias” / Reducing Bias Through Disrupting Habits
The focus of this workshop is to answer the question, “OK, so what can we do about implicit bias?” And the way we’re approaching the answer is to view implicit bias through the lens of habitual behavior. Whereas in “IB 101,” you learn that roughly 95% of all thinking is unconscious, in “IB 102” you learn that roughly 95% of all behavior is habitual—and that by framing implicit bias as implicitly biased habits, you have a better chance of mitigating its effects. Key concepts include: the formation of habits, the disruption of habits—as well as deeper dives and discussion into the concepts discussed in the introductory workshop.
Prerequisite: “Implicit Bias 101” (see above).
About Ryan Wynett – Implicit Bias Learning Lab, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with a degree in communications, Ryan Wynett spent the first two years out of college contributing to a pair of self-help books rooted in cognitive and evolutionary biology—YOU: Staying Young & YOU: Having A Baby—both of which made the New York Times best-seller list.
From early 2009 to summer 2011, Ryan worked for the New York Consulting Practice (NYCP) in Manhattan, focusing primarily on preserving the life and furthering the legacy of the late management theorist Peter F. Drucker. In the fall of 2011 to early 2014 he pursued a PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Texas at Austin before joining the Freedom Center team in mid-2014. He is currently the manager of “OPEN YOUR MIND,” an exhibit and learning lab devoted to articulating the concept of the implicit bias to the general public.
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(Monday) 8:30 am - 11:15 am EST
St. Michael's Woodside Event Center
5025 E. Mill Rd
Join us for our annual Pancakes & Politics seminar on May 24, 2018. Topic: Schools Beyond Test Scores What: Schools are one of the top factors many homebuyers consider when looking
Join us for our annual Pancakes & Politics seminar on May 24, 2018.
- Topic: Schools Beyond Test Scores
- What: Schools are one of the top factors many homebuyers consider when looking for the right place to live. However, outside of reading school report cards on various public sites, how can you help your client navigate information to learn about schools in the area? In addition to having area school districts (up to 15) on-site with informational tables, keynote speaker OEA Vice President, Scott DiMauro will address topics such as the impact of diversity in the classroom; vocational vs. college prep options; school safety in today’s society; and more.
- Date: May 24, 2018
- Time: 8:30 – 10:30am
- Place: St. Michael’s Woodside, 5025 E Mill Rd., Broadview Heights
- Cost: $10 per member/non-profit attendee; $20 per non-member attendee
Questions? Please contact Jamie McMillen or Therese Covell at 216.901.0130
(Thursday) 8:30 am - 10:30 am est
St. Michael's Woodside Event Center
5025 E. Mill Rd
Join us for the annual YPN Summer Party to support our #HomeForAll efforts. This year's event features a carnival theme. Date: June 21 ,2018 Time: 6:00pm Place: Westfall Event Center in
Join us for the annual YPN Summer Party to support our #HomeForAll efforts. This year’s event features a carnival theme.
- Date: June 21 ,2018
- Time: 6:00pm
- Place: Westfall Event Center in Valley View
- What: Carnival to support our #HomeForAll efforts. We’ll have a Swenson’s Food Truck, Proper Big BBQ, and several carnival games.
- Cost: Registration is only $50 per person, and includes $20 in carnival tickets that you’ll use for food, drinks, and games. Additional carnival tickets may be purchased on-site. Registration and carnival ticket purchases will go to RPAC.
- Note: Must be 21 or older AND an individual member of a Realtor association to attend.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm est
Westfall Event Center
6736 Hathaway Rd