Implicit Bias Awareness: Resources and Activities

In February 2018, staff across Finance and Administration participated in our first ever portfolio-wide "Implicit Bias Awareness Month" project.

In addition to encouraging employees to take one of the online Harvard self assessments (commonly known as the Implicit Association Test or IAT), the VPFA diversity committee identified a number of additional resources for on-your-own enrichment and also organized a number of in-person activities during February 2018.

Individual Resources

VIDEOS

PBS Independent Lens documentary on "American Denial" (excerpt, 2:14 min)

The Neuroscience of Implicit Bias (American Bar Association, 21:10 min)

Unconscious Bias: Leadership and Management (2:11 min)

What is Unconscious Bias? (3:20 min)

Check Our Bias to Wreck Our Bias (New York Times, 3:00 min)

Unconscious Bias at Work: Making the Unconscious, Conscious (3:58 min)

TedTalk: Are you Biased? I am (8:48 min)

Countermeasures (UCLA, 5:22 min)

ARTICLES

"Are Emily and Greg more employable than Lakisha and Jamal?" (2004 American Economic Review article by M. Bertrand and S. Mullainathan)

"The Roots of Implicit Bias" (2016 article in The New York Times by D.A. Yudkin and J. Van Bavel)

"How Blind Auditions Help Orchestras Eliminate Gender Bias" (2013 article in The Guardian by C. Rice)

"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" (1989 article by P. McIntosh in Peace and Freedom Magazine)

"So You Flunked a Racism Test. Now What?" (2015 NPR article by M. Singh)

"Overcoming Implicit Bias and Racial Anxiety" (2015 article in Psychology Today by L.R. Tropp and R. Godsil)

"7 Simple Methods to Fight Against Your Unconscious Biases" (2016 article in Fast Company by C. Seiter)

Addressing Implicit Bias in Women's Health (2021 article from Nursing@Georgetown)

UCLA Implicit Bias website (several videos, various durations, and related articles)

ACTIVITIES

"Board Games to Fight Bias" (December 2017 NPR story)

"Unconscious Bias Exercise from Consultant Scott Horton" (video (3:48 min))

"Breaking Prejudice: Group Activities" (Awareness Harmony Acceptance Advocates website)

"Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege" ((five activities) University of Southern California School of Social Work)

CAMPUS EVENTS

Cultural Heritage Programming hosted by the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

"Understanding Implicit Bias", an April 23rd workshop led by Dr. Erik Girvan of the Knight Law School and sponsored by DEI

In-Person Group Activities Hosted by the VPFA Diversity Committee

Activity Date, Time, and Location
The Neuroscience of Implicit Bias,” a video viewing and discussion hosted by Annie Bentz Thursday, February 8, 12:15pm-1:15pm, Cedar Room 231 in the EMU; Tuesday, February 20, 10am-11am, Conference Room 271 in the Franklin Building, 1715 Franklin Boulevard (Map); Thursday, March 8, 10:45pm-11:45pm, Fenton Hall Room 110.
Guided Tour of the Conversations in the Round House exhibit with curator Cheryl Hartup (Exhibition features contemporary works by regional artists who affirm their ties to Native culture) Friday, February 9, 11am-12noon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, meet in the lobby
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” pre-reading and small-group discussion hosted by Kassy Fisher Monday, February 19, 3pm-4pm, Conference Room 271 in the Franklin Building, 1715 Franklin Boulevard (Map) & Tuesday, February 27, 11am-12noon, Lease Crutcher Room (023) in the EMU
Panel discussion on Nurturing a Disability-Inclusive Workforce: Nancy Resnick (HR); Martin Stanberry (AAEO); Susan Sygall and Justin Harford (MIUSA) Thursday, February 22, 12noon-1pm, Diamond Lake Room (119) in the EMU
Presentation and discussion of autism in the workplace: with Jeff Larson and Ryan Ricker of the Accessible Education Center Monday, February 26, 10am-11am, Conference Room 271 in the Franklin Building, 1715 Franklin Boulevard (Map)
Participate in conference planning for the Fall 2018 UOPD-hosted conference for those who serve and support victims of hate crimes Conference scheduled for August 2018; sign up to help with the planning by February 15

The University of Oregon is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment of individuals with disabilities.  Requests for disability-related accommodations for events, including sign language interpreters, should be made to vpfa@uoregon.edu. We ask that requests for accommodation please be made at least five business days before the event.