2018 Forum: Implicit Bias and Approaching the Conversation
It was my greatest professional honor to date to welcome the over 320 in-person guests to the inaugural Bâtonnage Forum. You can't hear it on the audio here (the recorder had to edit it out because the microphones went berserk), but I did so by letting out a long, loud scream of triumph, expressing my immense gratitude to the powerful community that showed up to uphold one another and demand forward progress for our industry. After the scream, I had the privilege of setting our intentions—honesty, vulnerability, positivity—for the day and welcoming the incredible Dr. Linda Bisson of UC Davis to lead our opening address. Linda poignantly outlined the concept of implicit bias and how it frames the way that every one of us enters these conversations. I hope you enjoy the listen, and thank you sincerely for being a part of the movement.