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October 7, 2021

Disrupting Unconscious Bias

Hosted by Arts BC

Co-presented by Arts BC and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)  

*Please note: All registrants must confirm they have taken Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression and/or the Intro to Diversity and Inclusion workshops by Bakau Consulting.

Disrupting Unconscious Bias provides participants with an engaging and interactive opportunity to investigate and unpack their own personal and organizational biases. This workshop provides educational information on the science behind cognitive bias and how it informs the decisions we make every day. While biases are a natural part of our human brains, this workshop allows attendees to think critically about how biases may lead us to make unfair decisions, lack diversity in hiring or exclude people. Participants leave with a renewed sense of urgency and knowledge for recognizing bias in everyday conversation and decision-making which in turn transforms workplaces for the better * Names and email addresses collected by Arts BC for this event will be shared with our co-presenter the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA).  

About the Presenter: Will Shelling is an Equity and Inclusion Strategist, academic, and avid home cook, living on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Will's approach to social justice is both informed by his academic training and lived experience as a mixed race Black man. He loves applying data-driven policy analysis to situations to understand policy changes, usually coming to robust solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, where he studied political science and international relations, holding part-time work in human rights advocacy and at the UBC Equity and Inclusion office.

He currently studies at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at UBC, where he’s focusing on sustainable development and civil rights academically. You can often find him working on a new recipe in his kitchen, or at his workstation supporting institutional and community change.


ASL Interpretation available upon request to finance@artsbc.org before Sept 30th..


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