Dialogue Evening - Unconscious bias.
A dialogue evening is an invitation to join a conversation around the topics of unconscious bias and gender equality. In our first session in November 2018, we’ve got an input about how stereotypes define our perception of others and ourselves and how these perceptions shape our understanding of what we and others can accomplish in life. We also tried to understand which perceptions of „male" and „female" we personally have and where they come from. Finally we closed the evening with collecting all the new questions that came up around the topics discussed. One question that came up several times was to understand where unconscious biases come from - biologically speaking.
In the second edition of the dialogue evening, we will deep dive into the neurological context of decision making, unconscious bias and stereotypes. Again, we will hear an input about this topic and then work on different questions that we find intriguing.
What else to expect?
The goal of a dialogue evening is not to find answers on questions or to convince each other about the truth we believe in but to train ourselves in the art of dialogue. That means that we practice to speak about a controversial topic based on our own experiences and thoughts - without attaching ourselves too much to an opinion.
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In the previous dialogue evening on the 8th of Nov 2018, many interesting questions came out. Those we would like to build on for the next Dialogue:
How much of me is my personal history?
Why am I so interested in this topic?
How would mindfulness and self-awareness influence unconscious bias & gender inequality?
How does having a bias actually affect our lives?
How does biology fit into gender equality?
What unconscious bias do we have about unconscious bias itself?
How can we „switch on“ the unconscious bias radar on our daily thinking?
How can we actively detect our unconscious bias in our daily life and in the way we express ourselves?
How can we talk about solving the unconscious bias without being attached to talking about the negative impact?
Why does every discussion go back to the „mistakes“ women do or the fact that men (and other groups) are also discriminated?
Why do we often assume that women need to adapt instead of men/society?
Do we talk enough about the unconscious bias, also outside of a protected area?
When is (unconscious) bias actually useful?
What are the reasons for unconscious bias and should we care about them?
What role has biology and history to play in the generation of unconscious biases?
Are we talking about equality or equity?
How can I raise awareness in my surroundings about biases?
Where do I have blind spots? How do I discover them?
How can I actively change them?
What is a concrete action in my life to be less blind?
How can we (m/w) better share responsibilities?
What decision making process can help us be more unbiased?
Why, even though I know the way I think is „wrong“, I can’t change the way I feel about something?
What if the unconscious bias is actually genetic?
How can I use dialogue more in everyday life?
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