Unconscious Bias Series Workshops

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 12:00am - Monday, May 17, 2021 - 11:59pm
United States

Join the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for the Unconscious Bias Series, as we explore how unconscious bias impacts arts and cultural organizations and affects their ability to connect and engage new and existing audiences. This virtual series is designed to help arts professionals identify implicit biases and develop systems to prevent biases for deeper engagement with their communities. Through four, 2 hour workshops, participants will learn more about implicit biases in race, gender, class and accessibility. This series geared toward arts and culture professionals in marketing, program development, and leadership.

What is Unconscious Bias? Bias is a form of prejudice that is used to favor or other a characteristic, person or group. There are two types of biases, Conscious, which is explicit bias and Unconscious, which is implicit. Unconscious bias is derived from the subconscious in which social stereotypes constructed by society influence the individual’s decisions without their full awareness.

The series kicks off on April 26, 2021 with a panel of art community experts exploring racial bias. Join Donna Walker-Kuhne of the Walker Communications Group, Elizabeth Grimaldi, Executive Director at Fleisher Art Memorial and teaching artist Anthony Martinez-Briggs of The Wilma Theater as they give insights into their work and provide practical and tactical steps to addressing racial bias in your organization.

On May 3, 2021, the series continued with an examination of class bias with Laure Biron, Interim Executive Director of Broad Street Ministry. This is an intimate workshop with a facilitated exercise. Space is limited!

On May 10, 2021, we will explore gender bias. Jorian Rivera-Ventidos, Prevention Manager at Galaei, Denise M. Brown, Executive Director at The Leeway Foundation, and John Jarboe, Founder and Artist at The Bearded Ladies Cabaret will highlight the limitations of gender bias and its impact in connecting with audiences.

Our series concludes on May 17, 2021 with a deeper look into ableism. Join Katie Samson, Director of Education at Art-Reach in a tactical workshop addressing ableism and how to be more accessible in marketing, communications and programming. This is an intimate workshop with a facilitated exercise. Space is limited.

Register for the full 4-part series using the Tickets button on this page. If you would like to register for individual workshops, please use the links below:

Click here to register for the April 26 Workshop on Race
Click here to register for the May 3 Workshop on Class
Click here to register for the May 10 Workshop on Gender
Click here to register for the May 17 Workshop on Ableism

Event Type: 
Human Rights
Global Region: 
American (United States)