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Power & Privilege:
How Implicit Bias Influences Conflict Resolution
We bring to every interaction our own assumptions about the lives, beliefs, and values of the other party. While we are cognizant of many of our biases, others are implicit, buried deep below the surface of our conscious mind. This conversation will consider the inevitable role that implicit bias plays in mediation, negotiation, and other types of conflict resolution. It will offer a framework for understanding our own implicit bias, and tools to identify and address the implicit biases that we observe in others.
Jill Strauss PhD, teaches Conflict Resolution and Communications at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). Her research involves Restorative Practices and the visual interpretation of narrative and difficult histories. She incorporates virtual reality technology in her curriculum so that students can make visible hidden histories by creating monuments in augmented reality. This project has grown into a funded project in East Harlem/El Barrio to memorialize the community's memories of the Covid-19 pandemic. Jill completed her PhD at Ulster University in Northern Ireland in 2010, where she designed an innovative fieldwork project integrating storytelling and visual art for empathy and validation as one way to address a history of mutual humiliation and historical conflict. Jill is co-editor of Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation (Rutgers University Press 2019) along with other articles and book chapters.
Sandra S. Yamate is the CEO of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”). IILP is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession through research and educational programming. Sandra serves on the Boards of the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Foundation, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the National Judicial College. She is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee. Sandra earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her AB in Political Science (cum laude) and History (magna cum laude) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Cost: Free for ACR-GNY Members and Students
$10.00 fee for non-members
Pre-registration is required.
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