Challenging Our Implicit Biases: Self Examination Practice in the Real World

Presented by Dr. David Parker

In this interactive workshop conversation we will examine the influence of implicit bias on understanding and working with contemporary social justice issues as they manifest in our lives. Issues impacting refugees, marginalized populations, etc. will energize our dialogue.

We will analyze and rearrange a portion of a recent study that looked at the role of implicit bias in education. We will make connections to participants’ own practices to reduce the impact of implicit bias on clients. Finally, we will explore specific ways in which to reduce the bias effect in our practice.

YWCA Family Justice Center, 310 East 300 South, SLC

1.5 CEUs will be provided, free for AWP members and $5 for non-members.The YWCA Family Justice Center is on the southeast corner of 300 S. and 300 E. Parking is available in YWCA lot, east on 300 S. If the lot is full, look for street parking or in the pay lot on 300 S., between 200-300 E.


To view and share our event flyer please click here.

About Dr. Parker:

Dr. Parker’s life’s work is dedicated to creating and sustaining inclusive environments which has led him to create the Center for Creating Community. He is pleased and excited to present this workshop to build awareness of how implicit bias impacts behaviors and policies within our communities. This awareness can help us to create strategies and to take action to reduce the bias effect. Dr. Parker leads workshops on implicit bias with compassion and empathy for law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, and community organizations.