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Diversity and Bias Thinking

June 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Virtual Virtual Event



What is implicit bias? Where does bias come from? Why do we believe the things we believe, and how do we change as we grow?

Register for this important training and conversation, led by Erika Preyer McCalpine, an expert in equity and inclusion work, co-founder of the Love Your Neighbor forums and OSU-Cascades Business Instructor and Degree Program Lead.

Erika will cover a wide range of topics, including implicit bias, the difference between equality/equity/justice, and a review of academic studies on who is most impacted by bias.

The one-hour training will be followed by 30 minutes of open questions for individuals looking to learn more about bias, and what tangible actions may be taken to overcome bias and have impact. Joining in the Q&A portion is Marcus LeGrand, Pathway College and Career Success Coach & Instructor with COCC.

Participants will receive materials before and after the webinar, and are encouraged to take one or more of the Implicit Association Tests they find most interesting, and be prepared to discuss:

About Erika:
Erika McCalpine is a business instructor and degree program lead at OSU-Cascades who engages equity and inclusion work in her courses and in the community. She heads the Love Your Neighbor forums in Central Oregon. At Oregon State University, Erika was awarded the Frances Dancy Hooks Award for building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “walking the talk.” She was also awarded the Diversity Award for work she has done on the OSU-Cascades campus. Erika serves on the boards of Volunteers in Medicine and City Club of Central Oregon.

Prior to moving to Bend, Erika was at the University of Alabama, where she was awarded the Morrissette Award for excellence in teaching Leadership and Ethics as well as the J. Craig Smith Integrity Award. Erika is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

About Marcus:
Marcus has taught and counseled in a variety of environments including high schools, colleges, military and corporate America. His wide range of experience and knowledge and advocacy for students has helped students over barriers and gave them access to a better education. Before joining the ABS Department, he worked for Redmond High School as Student Success Coordinator and taught College Success though the Human Development Department. Marcus has a B.A. in Marketing/Advertising from the University of Washington-Seattle. He received his M.A. from Rowan University with a degree in Counseling. When he’s not helping students, he enjoys spending time with family, officiating various sports, reading, and traveling

This forum is brought to you by the Bend YP group, with Jeff Kitchens, co-chair of the Inclusive Innovation Initiative group moderating as our host.


June 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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