Join the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for the Unconscious Bias Series, as we explore how Unconscious Bias impacts arts and cultural organizations and affects their ability to connect and engage new and existing audiences. This virtual series is designed to help arts professionals identify implicit biases and develop systems to prevent biases for deeper engagement with their communities. Through four, 90-minute workshops, participants will learn more about implicit biases in race, gender, class and accessibility. This series geared toward arts and culture professionals in marketing, program development, and leadership.
What is Unconscious Bias? Bias is a form of prejudice that is used to favor or other a characteristic, person or group. There are two types of biases, Conscious, which is explicit bias and Unconscious, which is implicit. Unconscious bias is derived from the subconscious in which social stereotypes constructed by society influence the individual’s decisions without their full awareness.
The series begins on January 25, 2021 in exploring racial bias with a panel of art community experts. Panelists will give insights into their work and provide practical and tactical steps to addressing racial bias in your organization.
- Donna Walker-Khune, Founder, Walker Communications Group
- Elizabeth Grimaldi, Executive Director, Fleisher Arts Memorial
- Anthony Martinez-Briggs, theater and teaching artist, The Wilma Theater