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Join Dr. Ivy Banks as they explain unconscious bias, and action-oriented practices to eliminate bias.

About this Event

The Community Conversation Series will give TYP members the opportunity to share their own experiences and learn from others on topics related to Race, Equity, Access, Diversity and Inclusion. We will bring in speakers to lead the conversations by sharing their own experiences and set the stage for the conversations at each event. The series will be an opportunity for personal growth and learning for members and community members who join in.

The Unconscious Bias training is a foundational training that facilitates the understanding of unconscious bias through the lens of personal assessment, intentional bias interruption, and a strategic plan for incorporating action-oriented practices to eliminate bias. Prior to the training, participants are asked to complete the Harvard Implicit Bias Assessment.

Throughout the virtual training, participants will be asked to reflect on their own identities and challenge their daily practices to begin a journey towards inclusive excellence.


TYP & Community Members: Free

About the Speaker

Ivy Banks serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Banks served as the Assistant Vice President, Inclusive Excellence and Dean of Students at Northern Arizona University. Originally hailing from Ohio, she also served as the Assistant Dean of Students and Senior Lecturer at the University of Akron School of Law. In her current role, Dr. Banks leads campus diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives. With over a decade of experience in the higher education fields of diversity, inclusion, compliance and law, Dr. Banks has received numerous awards including the Anthony “Tony” Ross Award for service to the Black community, the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award, the LGBTQIA Commission’s Ally of the Year Award, and the Akron Law BLSA Alumni of the Year Award.

Dr. Banks, a proud First-Generation student, earned a Juris Doctor from University of Akron, School of Law, a Master’s of Education from Northern Arizona University, is completing her second Master of Education in Learning Design and Technologies at Arizona State University and has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She has also acquired trainings and certificates from Cornell University in Faculty Institute for Diversity along with Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), Section 504 and Decision Maker Certifications.


June 29, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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AZ United States