Thursday, March 24, 2022. 1:00 - 4:00 pm (EST)
Understanding Bias and Prejudice: Bringing the Unconscious Conscious
As a network of leaders and providers, who champion people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their right to live lives fully integrated in the community, free from institutionalization, MACSP recognizes the intersections of discrimination among all people who are marginalized, and the deep impact that acts of neglect, hatred, and violence have on the human spirit. The Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer this session for MACSP members and interested peers and allies.
This webinar will support participants in increasing their awareness of their own personal biases - both explicit and implicit - and how these biases impact the ways in which we navigate the world. Mandy will use a combination of videos, polls, storytelling, and slides to define and explore some of the biases and prejudices that impact many of us, oftentimes outside of our conscious awareness. Participants will explore effective techniques of challenging some of the scripts that have been inherited and as well as practical strategies for being a better ally and interrupting others’ biased and prejudicial language. This session can serve as the catalyst for a lifelong journey of exploring and challenging our biases and prejudices and a vital step towards building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces and communities.
Mandy Levine, owner of Mandy Levine Consulting
Mandy Levine is the owner of Mandy Levine Consulting (mandylevineconsulting.com), facilitating interactive classes and consulting for organizations large and small on myriad diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) related topics. Mandy is also licensed in the State of Maine as a Professional Investigator and discreetly and efficiently conducts workplace investigations into allegations of harassment and discrimination.
Before starting her own consulting business in 2020, Mandy spent several years practicing employment law in Boston and Burlington, Vermont. She then transitioned to civil rights work, advocating on behalf of victims of hate crimes and hate incidents as the Assistant Director of Civil Rights at the New England regional office of the Anti-Defamation League in Boston. Upon returning home to Maine after nearly 20 years away, Mandy spent four years as an HR Business Partner at Maine Medical Center and more recently worked at the City of Portland, spearheading DEI initiatives for the city’s staff. Mandy received her Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in Vermont and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.
MACSP and ANCOR Member: $60 NON-ANCOR/ MACSP Member: $75