MBK Community Network Spotlight: Wayne County
We featured this MBK Community Network spotlight in our November 2018 newsletter
Wayne County recently hosted its first MBK convening. Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Chief Equity Officer & Principal Trainer for the National Training Institute on Race & Equity (NTIRE) and Psychology Professor at Morehouse College, was the keynote presenter. His presentation, The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implications for Wayne County, NY My Brother's Keeper Initiative, gave a deep dive into implicit bias. During his presentation, Dr. Marks said that we all have implicit biases, even toward our own group, but the impact of our biases on others is influenced by the roles we play in society.
The convening included breakout sessions hosted by various MBK supporters. Topics included culturally responsive education, restorative practices, anti-racism plans, youth court, linking local efforts, and using equity data in the region to provide programming for students.