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Speak Up!

Universitywide Bias Prevention Campaign

Education as Disruption: 
Religious Bias

In this video, our panel discusses how we can repair harm and what practices and behavior contribute to an inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students. 

Why Should I Speak Up?

Daily indignities and other acts of bias disrupt learning and working environments and harm members of our community. 

Speak Up! is a call to action for all members of the university community to respond when they observe bigotry and to be vigilant about disrupting personally held bias. 

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Combat Bigotry and Bias

  • Speak up when you hear or see (observe) bigotry
  • Question and identify bias when I see (observe) it

  • Be mindful of my own behaviors

  • Promote and appeal to higher principles

  • Set limits (boundaries/expectations) on what is said or done around me

  • Seek help and help others to work against bigotry

  • Remain vigilant and persistent.

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What is a Bias Incident?

A “bias incident” is defined as an act – either verbal, written, physical, or psychological that threatens or harms a person or group on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, atypical heredity or cellular blood trait, military service or veteran status. Cultivating trust requires accountability.

These is a screenshot of the PAUSE bias video. It features an african american woman with short blond hair wearing a black sweater. She is sitting in front of a purple wall.

PAUSE to Disrupt Bias