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Getting Woke, Staying Woke: What Does it Really Mean?

Being “woke,” the state of being aware of and attentive to issues of racial and social justice, is a state you may or may not be in now–in this session, learn how to get there and stay there, and turn this attention into practice. This webinar focuses on key components of designing and implementing equitable practices. More specifically, we will examine the equity paradox: how we believe in equity, yet our behaviors and decisions don’t always reflect that belief. Participants will leave with increased understanding of implicit bias and the mind science behind it. In addition, participants will leave with tools to begin and/or deepen equitable practices on an individual level.

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Contact: Kellie Richardson and Cyndi Harris, TREC

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This session will walk you through how to add an inclusion and equity lens to your recruitment and hiring process, from crafting the job title and description, to internship/fellowship initiatives, to crafting and utilizing hiring rubrics, to interviewing, selecting, and following up with candidates.

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