A new, interactive exhibit focused on implicit bias has arrived at the UConn Storrs campus. Created by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the exhibit will be hosted at the Homer Babbidge Library through Feb. 28.
“Implicit bias is something that does impact our teacher education program, practicing teachers, and certainly students in classrooms today. So I felt like the Neag School was really well positioned to help bring in an exhibit that would work with our teacher candidates, our school and community partners, and the broader university,” says Mark Kohan, assistant clinical professor at the Neag School, who helped to coordinate UConn’s launch of the exhibit.
Admitting and identifying our own biases can be difficult and something we don’t know how to do. And yet two decades of scientific research has persuasively demonstrated that all of us harbor implicit bias even if we hold no explicit prejudice. These words open the description of the Implicit Bias exhibit, which invites participants the opportunity to attend to bias and other forms of discrimination, as well as to explore recent debates in the realm of implicit bias research.
An opening reception featuring Associate Professor Thomas Craemer of UConn’s Department of Public Policy will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, in the library’s staff lounge.
The exhibit is open to the public and is free of charge.
An Exhibit on Implicit Bias &
How It Affects Our Everyday Thoughts & Behaviors
Jan. 16 – Feb. 28, 2017
M-TH 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. | F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Homer D. Babbidge Library (Plaza Level Main Entrance)
UConn Storrs Campus
Exhibit co-sponsors include UConn’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Community Outreach, UConn Humanities Institute, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Law School, Human Rights Institute, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Neag School of Education, Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA), School of Fine Arts, UConn Libraries, and the Connecticut Writing Project.
Learn more at thedoddcenter.uconn.edu/implicitbias.