Addressing Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

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Host – David Nash, Esq., Director of Legal Education and National Outreach, FEA

Guest – George Guy, Principal, Cherry Hill Public Schools

Discrimination in our schools can take many forms.  Sometimes it takes the form of overt, intentional acts which any reasonable person should recognize.  But other times, discrimination can take more insidious, subtle forms.  Learning how to identify those subtle forms of discrimination, including microaggressions and implicit biases, is critical for school districts in order to meet their legal duty of care and to ensure a school climate and culture that embraces the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In this episode, participants will learn about the legal obligations related to identifying, responding to, and overcoming microaggressions and implicit biases that impact the school setting for all stakeholders.