University of Wisconsin-Green Bay hosted a grand opening for Smithsonian Exhibit, “The Bias Inside Us,” which is now open to the public, on Friday, Jan. 14 in the Weidner Center. Chancellor Michael Alexander, Vice Chancellor Corey King and Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Service for the State of Wisconsin Dawn Crim shared remarks celebrating the exhibit’s stop in Green Bay.
The Bias Inside Us is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition draws from the scientific research and educational work by psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji of Harvard University and Anthony G. Greenwald, professor emeritus at the University of Washington. They defined the term “implicit bias” through their work on unconscious and conscious mental processes. Their book Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People (Delacorte Press, 2013) explores the biases people carry based on their exposure to cultural attitudes on areas such as gender, race, social class and disability status.
“The Bias Inside Us” features a traveling exhibition that serves as the centerpiece for local programs and activities. Through compelling images, hands-on interactives and powerful testimonials and videos, the exhibition unpacks and demystifies the concept of bias. The exhibition features six sections:
- The Science of Bias
- Bias in Real Life
- Serious Consequences—Bias is All Around Us
- Personal Reflection
The exhibit is open to the public Wednesday-Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center through February 13, 2022. Admission is free, no registration is required. Groups of 15-or-more should contact the Weidner Center, email@example.com or 920-465-2726.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication