MLK Day panel explores effects of implicit bias

January 11, 2022

 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, online              

Implicit bias, sometimes called unconscious bias, refers to attitudes and beliefs that occur outside of our conscious awareness and control. However, unconscious beliefs and actions have very real effects for other people.

Learn more about implicit bias when Jackson College hosts a virtual panel discussion for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “How They See Us,” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Hosting the event will be Daniel Mahoney, affinity liaison to the African-American community with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Belonging, and Director of Multicultural Affairs Antoine Breedlove. The Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, Equity and Belonging are presenting the event. Panelists will include:

  • Walter Forbes, a Michigan man who spent nearly four decades incarcerated before he was freed in 2020 when a key witness recanted her testimony, admitting to lying.
  • George Lyons, George D. Lyons & Associates, attorney at law.
  • Megan Richardson, Michigan Innocence Clinic, University of Michigan Law School.
  • Bobby Beauchamp, Director, Jackson College Corrections Education Program.

This event is free and all are welcome. Click here to watch the discussion.