Excavating Implicit Bias, Cultivating Cultural Humility

Reflecting on how our own identity impacts the ways we interact, explore our cultural landscape and excavate our own unconscious biases to ensure a sense of respect for all

Presented on October 28, 2020 by Dr. Mara Gottlieb of Talking Changes, LLC

Every one of us was raised in various social contexts that informed us about our own identity and the identities of others. This training provides participants with opportunities to reflect on how our own identities impact the ways we interact with staff, colleagues and clients; our values and goals, even our level of empathy for people of particular cultural identities.

Having the courage to explore our own cultural landscape and excavate our own unconscious biases — always with compassionate curiosity — helps us to ensure that our communication and behavior are consistent with our values and demonstrate a sense of respect for all with whom we interact.

Dr. Mara Gottlieb

About the Presenter
Dr. Mara Gottlieb is the President of Talking Changes, an anti-oppression and bias-awareness consulting firm. For over 20 years, she has run workshops across the country, including serving as a keynote speaker and presenting at NASW conferences. She was the grateful recipient of the CT NASW “Distinguished Achievement” award in 2017. Her programs address subjects ranging from cultural humility to LGBTQ+ awareness, teen suicide prevention and vicarious trauma.
Dr. Gottlieb has served as an adjunct professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work and Southern Connecticut State University. She holds a BA from Brown University, and earned her MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from NYU.

*Presenter's note: I am a white-European woman who cannot and does not speak for people of color. This training is targeted (but not limited) to other white-Europeans who want a deeper understanding of race and racism without asking our friends or colleagues of color to educate us.

Questions? Please email Stephanie Chung