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Implicit Bias: Understanding Our Own Beliefs


Implicit bias has been in the news a lot lately. It can be defined as attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. We'll learn how implicit bias manifests itself, and what we can do to better understand our own beliefs.



Laura Ligouri, executive director and founder of Mindbridge, and a lecturer in neuroscience at Bates College

Susan K. Gardner, Ph.D., director of women's, gender, and sexuality studies and the Rising Tide Center, University of Maine

Regina Phillips, University of New England social work faculty member and Westbrook School Department grants and community engagement coordinator. Prior to that she managed the City of Portland's refugee services program.


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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.