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What Is Implicit Bias?

vitalvoices Speaker Series Answers The Question


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD College of Public Service’s (CPS) Center for Public Service & Community Research and the Lab for Equity In Action is hosting the upcoming vitalvoices Speaker Series 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29.

The virtual event will feature social psychologist and author Dr. Carol Tavris’ best-selling book with Elliot Aronson, “Mistakes Were Made (but not by me).”

Moderated by Dr. Nina Barbieri, Director of UHD Lab Equity In Action, Tavris will address the concept of implicit bias or cognitive dissonance and how do these concepts have to do with life in America today? Tavris will speak about these and how to understand them in ourselves and recognize them in others. Conversation will include real life examples of these concepts as we see them in public life. The session will conclude with a Q&A with the author.

The first 100 people to register will be automatically entering into a drawing for a free copy of Tavris’ book.

Register here for this Zoom event.

For more information contact Steven Villano, Director of Center for Public Service & Community Research, at villanos@uhd.edu.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.