How Implicit Bias Affects Our Daily Interactions with Others
with Marian Vasser, M.Ed.
When: Thursday, August 27th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Zoom – You will receive the link via email once registered
During this interactive session, Marian Vasser will lead us on a journey designed to demonstrate how implicit biases show up, develop, are reinforced, perpetuated and challenged.
Note: this session will be LIVE, and will NOT be recorded.
Sponsored by DMLO CPAs
About Marian Vasser
Marian R. Vasser is the Executive Director for Diversity and Equity at the University of Louisville, where she has served approximately 27 years in various roles. With over sixteen years of experience as a Diversity and Equity Practitioner, she conducts approximately 300 workshops annually focusing on Anti-Racism, Implicit Bias, Micro-aggressions, Power and Privilege, Engaging in Difficult Dialogue and more. In addition to her work within UofL, Marian has worked with over 30 external partners to foster spaces that are more inclusive and equitable for all. These partners include K-12 school districts, universities, government, and corporate sponsors, including Humana, UPS, Volunteers of America, Presbyterian USA, Red Cross, Fund for the Arts, Metro Council, Leadership Louisville and many other organizations.
In 2019, Marian received the 2019 UofL Presidential Multicultural Engagement award and was also recognized as an Adult Black Achiever. She was nominated as Today’s Woman 2020 Educator of the Year. She is also being featured on a documentary for PBS Frontline regarding school integration efforts in the U.S., looking back at Brown v. Board of Education and the current state of schools in the U.S.
Marian’s commitment to equitable access in education is evident as she sits on a number of committees designed to improve access and true inclusion throughout school districts. She also serves as a board member for EVOLVE 502, which is designed to increase access for underrepresented and marginalized communities in Kentucky.
Marian is the proud Mom of three handsome, intelligent, and talented young men. Marian’s personal commitment to lifelong learning is demonstrated by her ability to complete a BA in Sociology and a Masters in Higher Education Administration while working two jobs and single-parenting. Currently, Marian is in a PhD in College Student Personnel at UofL.