Inclusion Series - Implicit Bias (Omaha)
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Inclusion Series - Implicit Bias (Omaha)

Session One of our Inclusion Series will explore Implicit Bias. Join us for this interactive workshop where you will have the opportunity to explore your unconscious biases and how they impact your personal and professional environments.

When: Friday, May 17, 2019
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Where: UNO's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
Room 231
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE  68182
Presenter: Tena Hahn Rodriguez | Inclusive Communities
Contact: Rosey Higgs

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Nonprofit Association of the Midlands & Inclusive Communities Invite you to join us for our 2019 Inclusion series!

Implicit Bias

Unconscious Bias: This conversation is paired with an interactive activity “Things I Learned Growing up”.  For many of us, conversations about bias are framed as a conscious, malicious choices perpetuated by persons who seek to intentionally hurt others.  The truth is bias is much more pervasive and primitive than a conscious decision, and we all have biases that influence our daily actions.  It is through intentional, but challenging conversations that we are able to have honest insight on how our own biases influence our personal and professional environments.

Participants will

  • identify socialization in their own lives.
  • View the differences and similarities of their own experiences to others
  • Begin to understand how to recognize and deconstruct unconscious bias

    Member Rate - $35
    Not-yet Member Rate - $70

Mark your Calendars! 2019 Session Dates:

July 12: Gender and Sexuality

September 6: Working Across Generations

November 15: Beyond Compliance - Inclusive Workplaces for People with Disabilities. 

All Session will run from 3:00-4:30 pm at UNO’s Community Engagement Center 

Meet your Presenter:

Tena brings a full range of career experience to Inclusive Communities – all rooted in inclusiveness and education. Her background as an entrepreneur, educator and community organizer have made her one of the most recognizable people in North Omaha.

As co-founder of REVEL, Omaha’s only LGBT safe social space and monthly fundraiser, Tena has focused her efforts to organize, support and celebrate Omaha’s LGBT community since the events inception in 2014. Tena’s career experience as a dance and fitness instructor made her an entrepreneur at the age of 32 and an educator to three generations of youngsters and countless active adults.

A lover of music, movies, social media, and an avid reader, Tena is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Non-Profit Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She lives in Northwest Omaha with her wife Nannette, daughter Josephine, and her two adorable rescue pups, Roxy and Chewie..

Tena is a native of Omaha, a Benson High School graduate and a Board Member and current Entertainment chair for Heartland Pride. Tena is also an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, and a licensed Zumba and indoor cycling instructor, and a Mixxedfit Master Educator.