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Science Café: Implicit Bias, Race and Politics

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
12:00 AM
Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor

Stereotypes and bias pervade our culture and mainstream media. Can they affect our judgments and behavior even when we don't intend it? And what is the experience like for people who are targeted by these stereotypes and subtle biases? We'll discuss how implicit and explicit bias affects our interactions and specifically what research says about race, political campaigns and voter decision-making. Join Denise Sekaquaptewa, professor and associate chair of Psychology and professor of Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, and Vincent Hutchings, professor of Political Science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies.

Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 pm.  Visit for more information.

Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice