Source: Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
Recorded on January 26th, 2022
Do people with marginalized identities feel safe and supported in your coalitions and communities? How might implicit bias, identity, and stereotype threat get in the way of your prevention work? This workshop will provide tools for understanding and taking action towards equity and belonging. Participants will gain an understanding of how biases and stereotypes impact their own identities as well as the staff, children, and families that they are charged with supporting. They will learn how, when, and in what situations bias and stereotypes appear in the work and community environment and the steps to process and address bias and stereotype threat.
Rebecca Slaby: Rebecca Slaby leads AMAZEworks in working with schools, communities, and organizations to create equity and belonging for children and adults. She gives workshops on Anti-Bias Education with a focus on cultural responsiveness, bias, identity and stereotype threat, and intercultural communication and conflict and co-authored the AMAZEworks middle school curriculum. With an MEd from DePaul University, she has 15 years of experience teaching middle school humanities/social studies and has worked with schools on issues of equity, inclusion, and justice on institutional, state, and regional levels. She has been a racial justice facilitator for the YWCA Minneapolis since 2015 and is a trained cultural competency facilitator for the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board for the state of Minnesota. She has presented at the Overcoming Racism, Minnesota Education Association, NAEYC, MnAEYC, Safe Schools, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and Forum on Workplace Inclusion conferences and teaches courses on equity-based pedagogy at the University of Minnesota.