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Bias and Our Everyday Lives: Panel Discussion

Friday, June 9 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


As The Bias Inside Us exhibition will explore our internal biases, this program will explore them in our communities. This panel will be formed of community members who will discuss the various forms bias can take and how that affects people’s daily lives. What does bias look like, how does it shape our perceptions of others, and how do those perceptions affect others? These questions are considered by this panel and the related exhibition.

Professor Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum will moderate the panel, composed of the Dean of the School of Education for Auburn University of Montgomery Dr. Sheila Austin, New Orleans-based artist Shannon Anderson, and Dr. Melvin Brown, Superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools.


Major support for “The Bias Inside Us” is provided by the Otto Bremer Trust. Additional support provided by Acton Family Giving, Anonymous donors, the Beverly Foundation, Steve and Sheri Lear, Target, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Thomson Reuters, Allianz of America, Valerie E. and William A. Anders, Julie and David Burton, the Dreier Family, Lennart Ehn and Ginger Lew, Expedia, Trevor and Melissa Fetter, the Roger S. Firestone Foundation, Brenda J. Gaines, Myra Hart and Kent Hewitt, Charlie and Nancy Hogan, Dr. Christine C. Jenkins and Mr. Pierre A. France, KNOCK, inc., Sarah Lawer and Frank Guanco, Kathleen Mason, Elyse Rabinowitz and Jim Porter, Dr. Philip S. and Alice Hoolihan Randall, Gloria del C. Rodriguez, and the Family of Leona Roen, and Naoma Tate.

Based on an original concept developed by Tolerance in Motion: Steve Lear, Laura Zelle, and Elyse Rabinowitz, founders; Ellen Glatstein, Laura Lipshutz, Alice Randall, Joanne Jones-Rizzi, and Susan Shapiro, directors; Don Shelby, founding advisor; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Steve Hunegs, executive director.

Additional support provided by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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