Event Title

Beyond the Classroom: Breaking Bias and Modeling Equity

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4-6-2022 1:00 PM

End Date

4-6-2022 2:00 PM

Abstract

The 2022 campaign theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) was #BreakTheBias; through this effort, we sought to imagine “A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.” (IWD Website). Within and beyond the higher education virtual classroom, it is important to create safe spaces for students to explore hard topics like the complexities of how gender bias intersects with other forms of inequity. These tough conversations are critical to our institutional commitment to equity and justice. Through the GSU celebration of IWD, the IDSS program and the Office of International Services created an interdisciplinary collaboration between to celebrate the accomplishments of GSU women and raise awareness about strategies to break the bias within professional spaces. Also, participants were encouraged to renew their commitment to reducing gender bias. Over 70 participants attended, and results of a post event survey will be shared to explore what the organizers learned from this collaboration about impacting beliefs about gender bias and recommendations for future work on breaking the cycle of bias.

Presenters:
Dr. Crystal Harris
Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Ms. Amy Soub
Assistant Director, International Services

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Apr 6th, 1:00 PM Apr 6th, 2:00 PM

Beyond the Classroom: Breaking Bias and Modeling Equity

The 2022 campaign theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) was #BreakTheBias; through this effort, we sought to imagine “A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.” (IWD Website). Within and beyond the higher education virtual classroom, it is important to create safe spaces for students to explore hard topics like the complexities of how gender bias intersects with other forms of inequity. These tough conversations are critical to our institutional commitment to equity and justice. Through the GSU celebration of IWD, the IDSS program and the Office of International Services created an interdisciplinary collaboration between to celebrate the accomplishments of GSU women and raise awareness about strategies to break the bias within professional spaces. Also, participants were encouraged to renew their commitment to reducing gender bias. Over 70 participants attended, and results of a post event survey will be shared to explore what the organizers learned from this collaboration about impacting beliefs about gender bias and recommendations for future work on breaking the cycle of bias.

Presenters:
Dr. Crystal Harris
Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Ms. Amy Soub
Assistant Director, International Services