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Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation

Ever wondered “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias—a stereotype, a prejudice or discrimination—that happened in your everyday life? Deciding whether and how to respond to bias is complicated. 

IU School of Medicine is partnering with the IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs and Project EPIC to sponsor the Incluxion Works and PowerPlay interactive development workshop Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation. In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up. These workshops are composed of a series of skits demonstrating various forms of bias in the academic workplace to engage the audience in ways to re-create those scenarios with different twists.

To participate, choose one from the following dates and times to attend.

Monday, August 28, 9:00 am–noon ET

Monday, August 28, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm ET

Tuesday, August 29, 9:00 am–noon ET

Understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so and strategies for effective responding can help bystanders to bias better evaluate their options and select effective strategies.