Foundations of Equity course 5

We often process information and make decisions about people without our conscious awareness. Our unconscious mind at times fills in gaps with our experiences and biases. Unconscious bias impacts individual behavior and interactions within teams. Although you cannot eliminate it, you can positively address unconscious bias by merely acknowledging it exists and can impact decision-making. Learn more about turning unconscious bias around by attending the Foundations of Equity course 5.

Course 5: How Does Unconscious Bias Affect My Workplace, Engagement and Performance
2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall

For more information, contact [email protected].

READ book club event

Employees are invited to meet the City’s next READ book club selection author, Lesley Nneka Arimah, as she introduces her short-story collection examining the lives of Nigerian women, “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky: Stories.” Arimah will speak about the inspiration behind her collection of stories, answer questions and autograph copies of her book.

Author presentation, Q&A, signing
Noon-1 p.m. Friday, May 12
Minneapolis City Hall/Hennepin Courthouse Rotunda
350 S. Fifth St.

Employees interested in attending this event should register by signing into COMET and clicking on READ (Meet the Author…) under Learning. READ stands for Reading for Equity and Diversity. The book club selects books focused on equity and inclusion and holds book club discussions periodically. This event is being sponsored by the City Coordinator’s Equity & Inclusion team. For more information, contact [email protected].


Published May 3, 2017



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