Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias

Posted by National Afterschool Alliance on July 10, 2017

Afterschool Webinar: Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:30 PM ET

Like schools and other community spaces, afterschool providers across the country have noticed an uptick in incidents of bias over the past year among students, parents, and even sometimes staff. This behavior might range from insensitive jokes and remarks, to hateful language or graffiti, to bullying and harassment. If one of these incidents happens in your program, how you respond is critical for maintaining the trust and respect of youth and their families.

National experts like the Anti-Defamation League and Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, have been working on issues of bias and hate for decades. In this webinar, they’ll share what they’ve learned and their resources for educators. We’ll also hear from the YMCA on new local and national initiatives to ensure a climate of safety and inclusion. Join us for a conversation about this very important topic!

“Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias” will take place on Thursday, Jul 13 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Register now!


  • Lauren Bickford, Operations Director of Youth Development, YMCA of Greater Richmond
  • Jessica Rojas, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, YMCA of the USA
  • Hoyt J. Phillips III, Manager, Teaching & Learning, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum, Anti-Defamation League


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