Racial Justice Conversations: Hidden Biases

Jul 21, 2020, 6:30 pm

Racial Justice Series: Hidden Biases
facilitated by Dr. David Derezotes and Kilo Zamora
Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30pm MST

RSVP required. Please sign up before July 21st here: https://forms.gle/XrZKsPNLhFMd6bEA6

Please join us for the fifth conversation in our Racial Justice series on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:00pm MST.

In this 90 minute zoom dialogue, facilitators Dr. Dave and Kilo Zamora will discuss how hidden biases and micro-aggressions can be better understood and identified within ourselves and others. What are micro aggressions and hidden biases? What can I do if I commit, witness, or am a victim of a micro-aggression? Do I always need to be “politically correct”?

This introduction will be followed by a 60 minute community conversation, open to all participants, where everyone can contribute.

About the facilitators:
Dr. David Derezotes (Dr. Dave) is Professor, University of Utah, Chair of Mental Health, College of Social Work, Director of Peace & Conflict Studies, College of Humanities, Fellow, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, Facilitator for President Watkin’s Anti-Racism Task Force, Chair of Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity SACD, and MUSE Professor, Undergraduate Studies. He has been facilitating dialogues on campus and in the local and regional communities for over 30 years. When he is not working, or on his KRCL Radio program, The Radical Middle, he can often be found wandering on the Colorado Plateau.

Kilo Zamora, MSW is known for his skills to increase people’s capacity for social change. He creates learning environments for groups to develop themselves and transform their communities. Kilo teaches an array of social change classes at the University of Utah, including the Westside Leadership Institute, Gender on the Hill, and Gender Theory and Community Organizing. He served as the past chair of the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission and the former Inclusion Center for Community and Justice, Executive Director. Kilo is at his best when facilitating dialogues to foster compassion and creating solutions to divisive issues.

More about Zoom:
This conversation will be held online over a Zoom call, which will require a computer (preferred) or phone with a microphone and camera. We request that all participants, if possible, utilize their video option for the duration of the conversation so we can connect face-to-face, as well as commit to attend for the entirety of the call. The link to the Zoom call will be emailed the day of the conversation to all those who signed up with the link above, along with instructions and tips for using Zoom. No password is necessary, since the link will only be sent to those who RSVP’d. Subtitles can be available on the call if requested at least two days before the conversation.

Utah Humanities Virtual Community Conversations
Virtual Community Conversations are not lectures, panels, town halls, or presentations – these are actual conversations which require active participation from everyone on the call. You don’t need any expertise to participate!

You should attend as an individual rather than expecting to represent an organization or speak on behalf of a group of people. This is a space to make mistakes, to listen more than you speak, and to learn that understanding our differences is the most productive way to move forward.

We do not record the calls or share any names or personal details from the call afterward – this is to honor the privacy and confidentiality of participants, as well as encourage both a safe and brave space for people to share and learn.

Online Program

Event Contact:

Caitlin McDonald