August 2019 – There are assumptions, stereotypes, and unintentional actions (positive or negative) we make towards others based on identity labels like race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. Because our implicit associations are stored in our subconscious, we may act on our biases without even realizing it.
This special training with Jeffery Lorick, Compliance Manager in the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, exposed our unconscious biases, provided tools to adjust these automatic thinking patterns, and helped eliminate discriminatory behaviors. Mr. Lorick sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Human Rights Workers, the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, and is a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. A big thank you to Mr. Lorick for sharing his wealth of knowledge and to APA Florida Sun Coast section for co-sponsoring this event.