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Online: Implicit Bias Training Workshop with Pat Savage-Williams

Sunday, September 13, 2020 24 Elul 5780

4:00 PM - 5:30 PMZoom (Register for link)

How can someone's race influence the way we see and treat them, even when we are genuinely trying to be unbiased? What concrete steps can we take to help prevent this from happening? To answer these questions and more, join Temple Jeremiah on Sunday, September 13th for an implicit bias training workshop. The workshop, led by Pat Savage-Williams, will feature a mix of short presentations, interactive exercises, and discussions with the aim of challenging the unconscious prejudices we carry with us. The workshop will also provide participants with tools to combat their own implicit biases. Please register below, the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants. 

Pat Savage-Williams is currently the President of the Evanston Township High School Board. She was first elected to serve on the Board of Education at Evanston Township High School in 2013 and again in 2017. Professionally, Pat has worked as an educator for more than 30 years. She works at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, as a Special Education Coordinator and is the Equity Liaison for the district.

Within the Evanston community and at New Trier, Pat facilitates meetings that require participants to reflect on identity, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. She encourages participants to take reflections from formal professional development experiences and combine them with relevant theory and best practices to apply them to the work they do with students every day. She also recently wrote an article published in the Illinois School Board Journal titled “Promoting Racial Equity in Schools: 10 Ways School Boards Can Champion Racial Equity.” Pat has lived in Evanston/Skokie community with her husband for more than 37 years. She has two young adult daughters who are graduates of ETHS and recent college graduates. Click here to read more of Pat's bio.

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