‘Check Your Blind Spots’ tour exploring unconscious bias to visit WFU

Check Your Blind Spots bus tour

The CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots Unconscious Bias Tour will visit Wake Forest University on Monday, Feb. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The bus will be parked adjacent to Hearn Plaza in Parking Lot N.

The Check your Blind Spots tour is designed to give people the opportunity to learn about and explore ways to mitigate unconscious bias in their everyday lives. Through a series of immersive and interactive elements, participants are exposed to the nuances of unconscious bias, and also have the chance to sign the I Act On pledge to address personal biases and drive inclusive behaviors.

Using virtual reality and technology, attendees will take an introspective look at their own unconscious biases through the highly interactive tour activities, including:

  • Look Through a Different Lens: Via digital viewfinder, participants watch an interaction between co-workers setting up a work-related event and then, identify moments when unconscious biases are demonstrated.
  • Face Yourself, Face Reality: In front of a mirror, participants watch as their reflection fades away to reveal a different person staring back at them. Through this touchscreen experience, each new reflection shares a series of biases they’ve experienced.

The Wake Forest visit is coordinated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Media are invited. Contact the news office to arrange an interview with Wake Forest’s Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Jose Villalba before or during the event.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace in the U.S. By signing on to the commitment, 600+ CEOs and Presidents have pledged to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors. Wake Forest University is proud to be a signatory among those leading the way to true inclusion.

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