Sunday, October 2, 2022
Join us for a Sunday talk to recognize and understand bias, how it affects all aspects of our lives, and how we can identify and address it. UNCW’s Dr. Kent Guion will present an overview of the science of bias, and then participants will explore the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, The Bias Inside Us.
The Bias Inside Us (on view September 24 through October 23)
The Bias Inside Us—an exhibition and community engagement project from the Smithsonian—is an exploration of the social science, psychology, and consequences of implicit bias. Bias is an innate human trait; we all have it. Being aware of our bias can help us recognize their influence and impact on our behaviors and worldview. The Bias Inside Us offers an opportunity to learn how to challenge bias in the world through awareness of one’s own bias.
The Bias Inside Us is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Major support is provided by The Otto Bremer Trust.
About our Presenter
Dr. Guion is a Professor of Public Health in the College of Health and Human Services and served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 2015-2020. Before this appointment he served as the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Georgia Regents University and Georgia Regents Hospital, Interim Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) and Associate Dean for Student, Faculty and Community Affairs. He received his M.D. and M.A. specializing in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School and completed a fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology and General Primary Care at Duke University Medical Center. His professional interests include the areas of cultural competency, physical activity and public health, and implementing solutions to health disparities.