Please join the Education and Training Committee of Takoma Park Mobilization for an Anti-bias training, Feb. 6 and 13

Tuesday, February 6 and Tuesday February 13, 7:00-8:30
Montgomery College Institute for Race, Justice, and Community Engagement, Takoma Park Campus, Pavilion 4/Room 201

Participants are asked to attend both sessions and play an online game prior to the first session. This is a free training, but voluntary donations for the Montgomery College Institute for Race, Justice, and Community Engagement are encouraged.
Pre-registration is required here:

Is this training for you?
Many of us want to reach out across the divides of race, religion, ability, etc. but we are afraid of our own ignorance. What if we say something wrong? What if our assumptions are wrong? Do we secretly harbor racist, sexist, ableist beliefs?

This series of discussions and workshops is for you if want to understand:

– the social construction of racial and cultural stereotypes
– the basis of stereotypes and how to counter them
– what are microaggressions and how to curtail them in ourselves and others
– the science of implicit bias, and
– what works (and doesn’t work!) in reducing bias and changing behavior

This two-part training consists of:

– Playing a short online diversity education game ( in advance and discussing it with the group, facilitated by TPM members Laura Adams and Okey Eniya (February 6)
– Attending a workshop with the designer of the digital program, Michael Baran (February 13).

Dr. Michael Baran is a cultural anthropologist and a Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research. His digital module (Don’t) Guess My Race was nominated for a Knight News Games for Change Award in 2012 and was recognized as one of the most inspiring innovations in education by the Finnish group, HundrEd, in 2017.