Richmond Authors To Give Local Talks on Institutional Bias

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Authors Tiffany Jana and Ashley Diaz Mejias will be giving several local talks around their new book, "Erasing Institutional Bias: How To Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion." They have also secured a workshop spot at the next South by Southwest in Austin, TX held in March 2019.

According to a press release, on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 pm, you can meet the authors at the Urban Hang Suite, 304 E. Broad St. "They’ll discuss the new book, giving you an idea of how to recognize structural bias and ideas of what individuals can do to become part of the solution. “All humans have bias, and as a result, so do institutions we build,” says Diaz Mejias. For more on this event, please visit the Facebook page here.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m., they will be at the Broad, 209 N. Foushee St, for an evening of discussion and sharing of lessons from the authors’ research. The event is free, but tickets are required. Please visit the Facebook event page to reserve your tickets.

According to the release, "in the workshop "Erasing Institutional Bias, Jana and Diaz Mejias will work to help participants identify and address the systemic and institutional bias that results from pernicious and often unconscious biases to which we are all vulnerable. The session covers what systemic bias is, how it is perpetuated and how you, as an individual, can disrupt its mechanisms. For more on this workshop, visit https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/events/PP85710.

You can find out more about "Erasing Institutional Bias" at https://erasinginstitutionalbias.com.

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