The University of New Mexico Student Activity Center is jumping aboard a bus tour that’s cruising across the country to combat bias.
Research shows that the unconscious mind makes a majority of our decisions, and blind spots can narrow our vision and potentially influence our behaviors. The CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour is intended to help people recognize, acknowledge and minimize any potential blind spots or biases they might have, but weren’t aware of previously.
The free event is happening Thursday, Jan. 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on UNM’s newly-renovated Smith Plaza.
Through innovative tour activities that use virtual reality, gaming technology and more, attendees will have an introspective look at unconscious biases peopleface on a daily basis to better understand different perspectives and experiences.
The tour is meant to jumpstart meaningful conversation about how to be more inclusive in our workplaces and beyond, and allows our students, local businesses and community members to join thousands nationwide in committing to actionthrough the I Act On pledge.