On September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, the diocese’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination will host a workshop on implicit bias at St. Luke’s, Jamestown. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The workshop, which is recommended for clergy, church leaders, vestries and church educators, will be led by Dr. Ursuline R. Bankhead, a member of the commission and member of Trinity, Buffalo. Bishop Sean will open the day with remarks. No pre-registration is required and members of the community are welcome.
According to the commission, implicit bias impacts every person regardless of race, culture, age, gender identity, ability status, or belief system. Bankhead’s interactive presentation will provide definitions of bias and implicit bias; clarify how implicit bias impacts everyone personally, culturally, and spiritually; and help participants recognize the impact of implicit bias.
Bankhead is a native of Buffalo and a graduate of Buffalo Public Schools. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State University; her masters degree in marriage and family therapy from East Carolina University; and her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University at Buffalo. She works as a psychologist in Western New York and leads programs and initiatives to address issues of equity and inclusion.