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We’re proud to welcome a new exhibit from the Smithsonian to our Central Library, May 29 – June 27: The Bias Inside Us. Please be sure to follow all safety protocols while visiting the Library to view the exhibit.

About the Exhibit

Bias is an innate human trait; we all have it. The Bias Inside Us brings us an exploration of implicit bias to help us all become aware of our own bias so we can recognize its influence and impact on our behaviors and worldview.

The Bias Inside Us is divided into six, interactive sections that will introduce you to implicit bias, show you examples of implicit bias in real life, reveal the serious consequences of implicit bias and help you retrain your brain to overcome your own biases.


Online Exhibition

Public health and safety remain top priorities for our Library. If you’re not comfortable coming into the Library just yet, you can enjoy this online version of The Bias Inside Us from the safety of your home. You can explore each of the six sections of the exhibit and read some prompt questions for self-reflection.
 

How to Participate

 
13
Jun
The Beauty of Skin in Every Color
1-2 p.m.
Online program
 
 
15
Jun
Dr. Corey Yeager & Unconscious Bias
7-8 p.m.
Online program
 
 
16
Jun
The Colors We Share
4-5 p.m.
Online program
 
 
17
Jun
Racial Justice Book Discussion: Blindspot
7-8 p.m.
Online program
 

Exhibit Credits

The Bias Inside Us is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Major support is provided by The Otto Bremer Trust. Additional support provided by Acton Family Giving, Anonymous donors, The Beverly Foundation, Steve and Sheri Lear, Target, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Thomson Reuters, Allianz of America, Valerie E. and William A. Anders, Julie and David Burton, the Dreier Family, Lennart Ehn and Ginger Lew, Expedia, Trevor and Melissa Fetter, the Roger S. Firestone Foundation, Brenda J. Gaines, Myra Hart and Kent Hewitt, Charlie and Nancy Hogan, Dr. Christine C. Jenkins and Mr. Pierre A. France, KNOCK, inc., Sarah Lawer and Frank Guanco, Kathleen Mason, Elyse Rabinowitz and Jim Porter, Dr. Philip S. and Alice Hoolihan Randall, Gloria del C. Rodriguez, the Family of Leona Roen, and Naoma Tate.

Based on an original concept developed by Tolerance in Motion: Steve Lear, Laura Zelle, and Elyse Rabinowitz, founders; Ellen Glatstein, Laura Lipshutz, Alice Randall, Joanne Jones-Rizzi, and Susan Shapiro, directors; Don Shelby, founding advisor; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Steve Hunegs, executive director.

 

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