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Keynote Speaker: Good Intentions are Not Enough: Undoing Racism in the Helping Professions

18 Mar 2021
4:15 pm

Keynote Speaker: Good Intentions are Not Enough: Undoing Racism in the Helping Professions

This presentation addresses the ways that racism operates, and inequity is maintained, even in professional settings where persons are committed to the well-being of clients, patients or the community at large. From social work to medicine to teaching, “helping” professions are often seen as places where bias is absent, or less of a problem, due to the motivations for entering such professions in the first place.

But as Tim Wise explains in this address, both personal and systemic bias can creep into these settings as well, and perpetuate unfairness and racial disparity despite the good intentions of practitioners.

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