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Zapproved: Turning Awareness into Action with Dr. Dana Crawford

January 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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When the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor sparked the flame of racial consciousness, many of us became more aware of the contemporary manifestations of racism. While awareness is critical, knowing is only half the battle. Instead, we must fan the flames of awareness until they ignite into a world forever changed.

In this talk, Dr. Dana E. Crawford invites us to reflect on change that is not driven by the need for more awareness but the necessity of action. More specifically, Dr. Crawford will discuss how to use the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT) to systematically reduce bias, prejudice, and racism. The CBRT approach helps participants move from being reactive to the manifestations of bias, prejudice, and racism to being mindful and strategic in responding. This talk will provide participants with concrete bias reduction skills that can be implemented immediately.

Join Zapproved and Dr. Crawford to discover:

The ethical obligation for everyone to strive to become bias reductionists
Ways in which bias, prejudice, and racism activate and manifest
How to reduce bias and respond effectively to challenging interactions
Dana Crawford (she/her/hers) – Pediatric & Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dana E. Crawford is a pediatric and clinical psychologist who developed the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT), a systematic approach to reducing bias, prejudice, and racism. She has a thriving private practice in Manhattan and has treated patients with high incidences of trauma in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New Orleans, San Antonio, the Bronx, and New York. Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Howard, Temple, and Miami universities and has degrees in counseling, African-American studies, psychology, and the arts. She has certifications in Practical Nursing, medical hypnosis and biofeedback. She completed her pediatric psychology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, which was followed by a two–year clinical fellowship with the United States Department of Defense and then a two-year fellowship with the Center for Early Connections at Tulane University. In recent years, she has worked with the National Black Caucus to create legislation for Black maternal health equity, appeared on a number of news platforms. In 2020, she has conducted over 60 trainings and presentations in private, non-profit, public, and government sectors. Dr. Crawford is currently a Scholar in Residence at Columbia University in the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

This event is sponsored by TechTown PDX who has made a pledge, along with their member companies, to collectively advance workplace equity and inclusion to help grow the tech industry.

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January 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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