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Understanding Unconscious Bias/Building Cultural Competence: Rescheduled Monday, March 31, 2014 @ City Hall City Council Chambers

The City of Holland Human Relations Commission is hosting Understanding Cultural Competence on Monday, March 31, 2014.  This event will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m.   Guest speaker, Mark Bishop, from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, a Strategic Partnership Coordinator works with communities throughout the state of Michigan providing lectures and training sessions related to promoting diversity.

The Understanding Unconscious Bias training session works with participants through a series of exercises and discussions involving the identification of bias and the impact of thinking styles.  The training will enhance our understanding of culture and address the complexity and challenges of a multicultural society.   This event is sponsored by the City of Holland’s Human Relations Commission and is free to the public.  Reservations can be made at hrc@cityofholland.com or call 616-355-1328.

About the speaker:  Mark Bishop serves as the Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Community Relations Division.   He travels throughout the state promoting diversity, hate crime and harassment training, and other social justice educational programs.  Bishop has been instrumental in the development of statewide training and engagement initiatives for creating community response systems to address hate, bias, and tension through local community response teams.