Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT
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Susan Carnes

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Via Zoom

Implicit Bias

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00-1:15

Reverend Dan Martian
Leslie Wright-Brown, PhDc, RN, NPD-BC

Earn 1 CEU

There is a $15 fee for the certificate (There is a $15 fee for replacement certificates)


This workshop is designed to explore implicit/unconscious bias in the healthcare and religious settings, and healing as a common thread within these environments. Participants will actively engage in critical reflection of their own implicit/unconscious biases, and how they potentially inform thoughts and behaviors. The workshop facilitators will discuss the traditional definition of implicit bias as conceptualized by psychologists Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji wo coined the term implicit social cognition in 1995. Storytelling as  reflective exercises will be used as strategies to shift the narrative from whether one has a bias or not, to determining what biases one may possess. The session will culminate with a discussion of strategies to mitigate the effects of implicit/unconscious bias.



 The Rev. Daniel Martian (Dan) is the Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Livingston since 2005. Pastor Dan is currently a student at ACAP in the Certificate program where he participates in the Diversity and Inclusion Team.  He currently serves as the president of the Livingston Interfaith Clergy Association and is the producer and host of Clergy Corner; a local interfaith TV show. In addition to Dan’s parish and community responsibilities, he serves, as co-moderator for the Newark Presbytery, the local Presbyterian judicatory.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys swimming, walking, playing guitar, going to Broadway shows, and dabbles in photography. He enjoys biking (the pedal kind), which he finds the bike paths down the shore a joy.

   Leslie Wright-Brown, PhDc, RN, NPD-BC is the Director for      Diversity and Inclusion at Saint Barnabas Medical Center located in  Livingston, New Jersey. She has been at the medical center for  seven years, and in her current role for three years. She has been a  registered nurse for over 30 years, and is certified as a Nursing  Professional Development Specialist by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a Rutgers Newark PhD in Nursing candidate whose focus had led her to investigate the implicit racial bias in healthcare literature. She is a member of the Livingston Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and was recently invited to join the Rutgers School of Nursing Dean’s Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Committee. She is a United States Air Force Nurse Corps veteran, and the mother of three girls.