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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

Workshop on Implicit Bias

“Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People”

A message from President Kathleen McCartney

As I wrote to the community in early September, “Our most consequential commitment as a community is to continue our sustained work to build a just and inclusive campus.” Throughout this year we will work together to educate ourselves and to advance this commitment.

As part of this process of community education I am pleased to announce that Harvard psychology professor Mahzarin Banaji will present a three-hour workshop on implicit bias to the Smith community on Friday, October 28 from 2-5 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall. She is the author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, and leads trainings around the world on how to counteract prejudices – our own and those of others.

This is a rare opportunity for our community. Professor Banaji has presented this workshop for universities, corporations and organizations around the world. Seating in Sweeney is limited, and is intended for Smith students, staff and faculty only.

In order to ensure we can accommodate everyone who wants to attend, online registration is required by Friday, October 21.

I look forward to learning and working with you at the workshop on October 28.

Sincerely,
Kathleen McCartney
President