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Friday, March 31, 2017

Unconscious Bias

Event date: 5/10/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event

Date:  Wednesday, May 10, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Cost:  FREE


VaOHC Offices
Washington Room
4200 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060

3:00 p.m.  Check in and Snacks
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Unconscious Bias Presentation

Course Description
A study at an Atlanta hospital determined that the single biggest factor in who received pain medication for a long bone fracture was the race of the patient. Do these Atlanta doctors have a race-based pain management strategy? Of course not! Our brains, however, are biased, often against our will and our stated beliefs. When we are busy, moving fast, or stressed out, these unconscious biases fill in the gaps, influencing everything from mundane to serious interactions and decisions. The goal of this presentation is to begin to understand how bias works, where it shows up, and begin to point a path towards what we can do about it.

Speaker - Matthew Freeman, MA, TMI Consulting
Matthew’s passion for racial equity and social justice has led him across the United States and overseas, helping people connect across differences and begin to address the challenges that divide them. Matthew believes the solutions to our most intractable problems, like social division and poverty, require bold leadership willing to try risky and innovative solutions. When given the opportunity, he can help groups find the courage to tackle their most pernicious problems and move toward collaboration, mutual understanding, and action


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