February 17

Yassmin Abdel-Magied: Is It Possible To Unravel Unconscious Bias?

In this powerful TedTalk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied discussed combating unconscious bias by acknowledging it and interrupting it.  She offers the viewer the suggestion of beginning by mentoring.  She specifies, however, that it is comfortable to mentor and lift up those who we are similar to.  She challenges the viewer to mentor someone different from ourselves and that in this way, we create access and opportunity for others.

A powerful new Ted Talk worth a listen:

 

For more on this and similar stories, click here

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/15/694279494/yassmin-abdel-magied-is-it-possible-to-unravel-unconscious-bias

February 4

Mural Artist Fabian Williams works to Disrupt Racism in the NFL

On Super Bowl Sunday NPR story about an artist in Atlanta, Fabian Williams, who is creating murals to disrupt racism in the NFL.
This is his mural that was torn down just days before the Super Bowl. It was an image of Muhammed Ali and Colin Kaepernick painted two years ago on an abandoned building not far from the stadium.
Listen to the interview and read the articles for the full story, and Williams’ artistic response.
Some resources are below:
http://natmonitor.com/2019/02/03/kaeperbowl-the-silencing-continues/