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Anti-Racism Summer Series 2020

PC Anti Racism Summer Series

Join the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our
inaugural Anti-Racism Summer Series

“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it — and then dismantle it.”
— Ibram X. Kendi

In collaboration with multiple departments across campus, Institutional Diversity is proud to present the PC Anti-Racism Summer Series 2020. Throughout the duration of the summer, departments will be providing learning opportunities on Anti-Racism, and the importance of an anti-racism framework in many disciplines. Beginning June 26th, we will be hosting a series on Anti-Racism. Presenters include Dr. Saaid Mendoza, Dr. Christopher Chambers, Dr. Dana Dillon, Kaitlyn O’Malley, Melissa Mardo, and more! Registration and dates details to come soon! Please check this page often!

Anti-Racism as a Necessary Christian Virtue

Thursday, July 9 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET

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Presented by Dr. Dana Dillon, Associate Professor, Theology and Public & Community Service Studies
Moderated by Bob Pfunder, Associate Vice President, Mission and Ministry

Dana Dillon is a PC faculty member with a joint appointment in Theology and Public and Community Service Studies, and is the Associate Director of the Development of Western Civilization program. Dr. Dillon will draw on virtue ethics and Catholic social tradition to show that the work of anti-racism is an essential component of the life of Christians in our nation and the PC community today.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot quickly.

*This live event will be recorded and archived for future use.

Past Sessions

The Psychology of Implicit Bias

Friday, June 26 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Presented by Dr. Saaid Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Moderated by Dr. Maia Bailey, Associate Professor, Biology

Dr. Mendoza, a PC psychology professor who is faculty-in-residence in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and director of the Social Perception & Attitudes Lab, will lead a presentation and dialogue on the differences between explicit and implicit forms of bias, underlying mechanisms that drive implicit biases, how these biases operate in our social world, and steps we can take to help combat their seemingly automatic effects.

This 30-minute lecture* will be followed by a Q&A and discussion facilitated by Dr. Bailey, of the College’s biology faculty. At the end of the workshop, additional educational resources will be provided to help participants further their learning.

*The lecture portion of the live event will be recorded and archived for future use.

Presented by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and campus partners.

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