Talking to Teens about Implicit Bias – February 11, 2019

  • Download Dr. Norris’ presentation from the Feb. 11, 2019 talk: PDF, Adobe
  • Watch Dr. Norris’ presentation from the Feb. 11, 2019 talk: Vimeo
  • Conversation Starters for Talking to Teens About Racism and Implicit Bias: PDF

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Monday, February 11, 2019, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

with Dr. Aaminah Norris, Assistant Professor, College of Education, California State University, Sacramento


Aaminah Norris

Are you uncomfortable discussing bias with your teen? Wondering how to broach a complex yet important topic?

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. We are looking forward to an informative discussion on this important issue.

Dr. Aaminah Norris will facilitate an interactive discussion about ways that implicit bias impacts our everyday interactions. We will delve into ways that we can identify and learn from our biases. We will discuss research on ways that bias impacts our work and school lives and our communication with others whose identities are different from our own. In particular, we will focus on how implicit bias impacts marginalized groups. Parents will receive take-aways for approaching this topic with their teens.

Dr. Aaminah Norris has more than 20 years of experience supporting schools and not for profit organizations in addressing issues of educational equity for low income students from historically marginalized communities. Her background in education includes teaching, administration, and curriculum-development for thousands of students in grades K-16. She researches, teaches, and advocates use of digital and social media in formal and informal learning environments to address racial and gender inequities. Dr. Norris authored curricula for the films Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In.

Venue: Urban School
1639 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA

Parking instructions:
Minimal parking is available in The Salkind Center garage at 1639 Oak Street starting at 7pm. The garage entrance is between Ashbury and Masonic. Please buzz the attendant for entrance. You may park in any spot except those that say St. Agnes 24 hours/day. PLEASE NOTE, lot will close by 10pm. There will be an Urban representative on hand to direct families to the garage at the end of the evening. Garage will close at 10pm and access will not be available after that time.

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