Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation about Social Bias

Mar 11, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

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Presented by,

Stephanie A. Goodwin, Ph.D.
President, Incluxion Works, Inc.

Ever wondered “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias—a stereotype, a prejudice or discrimination—that happened in your everyday life? Deciding whether and how to respond to bias is complicated. Understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so, and strategies for effective responding can help bystanders to bias better evaluate their options and select effective strategies. In this web-based workshop, attendees will first learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up. Building on this understanding, participants will learn key strategies for speaking up that invite reflection and dialogue. Attendees will then be invited to apply these concepts to everyday incidents of bias though facilitated interaction and discussion.

If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact Alicia Baca at baca.31@osu.edu. Typically a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide seamless access.