Center for Spiritual Living Carson City
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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Transforming Unconscious Bias Workshop

You will not want to miss this historic workshop!  It is put on by the Centers for Spiritual Living Diversity Commission, and sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Carson City.

This workshop is being held on a love offering basis and will be held on Thursday, May 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family Church, 1201 North Saliman Road in Carson City.

Your organizer for this event is Rev. Karen Linsley, and your  host is Rev. Chad Adamik of St. Paul’s Lutheran Family Church, who has graciously offered his church as our location for this event.  Other members of the Interfaith Council who are supporting this event are Fr. Jeff Paul, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Fr. Chuck Durante, St. Theresa of Avila, Rabbi Evon J. Yakar, Temple Bat Yam and North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, Pastor JJ Tuttle, Connected Nazarene Church, and Rev. Maggie McNaught, Carson City First United Methodist.

Your Centers for Spiritual Living Diversity trainers for this workshop are Rev. D. Jacquelyn Edwards and Rev. Sharon Mitchell.

Research demonstrates that we all  harbor unconscious biases.  The good news is that enhanced awareness and training can create an inclusive culture that identifies and helps eliminate these hidden biases.  Unconscious bias is the result of messages (from a wide array of sources) introduced into our subconscious from an early age.  Many of these prejudices that are deeply held in our unconscious can unconsciously influence how we act toward one another in communities.

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Define bias and unconscious bias
  • Identify some personal  hidden biases
  • Recognize how our implicit biases manifest in our behavior
  • Discern what unconscious organizational biases might exist within their community
  • Take away tools to assess one’s own blind spots
  • Commit to reducing personal and organizational biases to help realize diversity inclusion in our communities

AND…..there will be food provided at this event, so please sign up by contacting Rev. Karen so we know how much food to prepare