September/October 2022 Issue
August 30, 2022

NYSUT implicit bias workshops available

Source: NYSUT United
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Learn about the impact implicit bias can have on classroom dynamics by taking “Sticks & Stones: Understanding Implicit Bias, Microaggressions & Stereotypes,” a series of workshops presented by NYSUT as part of its Many Threads, One Fabric series.

The free, four-hour workshop teaches participants to look at the world from a different perspective — one that takes in consideration how someone’s socio-economic background, ethnicity, ability and race can impact how they experience our society.

“The goal is to bridge cultural divides and make our schools and communities more welcoming and inclusive places for people of all abilities and backgrounds by promoting social unity and increasing cultural awareness,” explained J. Philippe Abraham, NYSUT secretary-treasurer, whose office oversees the statewide union’s social justice initiatives.

“Thanks to our record of achievement, NYSUT received $1.25 million in state budget funding this year to expand our implicit bias training program statewide.”

The workshop is available virtually or in-person and is eligible for professional development credit. For more information, visit nysut.org/implicitbias.

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