The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area will host a workshop Thursday, Feb. 23 on Implicit Bias: Empathy on Purpose, beginning at 7 p.m. in Ripon City Hall’s Council Chambers.


“We all have some sort of bias. It can be overt or implied, which is a more passive form of bias but bias nonetheless,” the League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area said. “Join us to better understand ourselves and each other by participating in this hands-on workshop. Join us for an evening of learning, gathering and open, guided discussion.

This interactive event is self-reflective and the foundation for more studies to come. Both league and non-league members may join in learning and growing together as a community.

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Senior Specialist Maria Douglas will serve as the discussion leader and guide participants through this workshop.

Douglas provides training programs in cultural competency and DEI issues, establishes partnerships with diverse communities, facilitates the institution and support of DEI committees, and influences processes and organizational culture that welcomes and attracts diverse candidates to successfully fill open paid and voluntary positions. She is a member of League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County and serves on its DEI Committee.

The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area encourage Ripon businesses to send a participant to take back these lessons to their workforce, customers and community.

This is the 60th year of the League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area. In addition, as this is the 103rd-anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters by Ripon Native Carrie Chapman Catt, cake will be available for attendees.

For more information on the League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area, visit its Facebook page, email or call Ellen Sorensen at 920-960-3397.

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Peter Bailey

I have an implicit bias against this nonsense. The only people that will attend this are already explicitly woke.

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