Creating a racially equitable and just environment requires us to recognize and address the unconscious biases that live in all of us. To help us understand and identify our unconscious biases, Luther Wright, Jr., one of The Trust’s board members, will lead this session for our grantees. Attendees will:
- Learn the definition of unconscious bias and how it is formed
- Learn how unconscious bias negatively affects diversity and inclusion efforts
- Learn key strategies for eliminating bias individually and organizationally
Date: August 5, 2020 (9:00-11:00)
Facilitator: Luther Wright, Jr.
Luther Wright, Jr. – After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Luther Wright, Jr. began his career with a general practice firm in the litigation section before joining the Labor & Employment Team. He joined Ogletree Deakins in March of 2010. He has significant experience in the areas of labor and employment law, corporate business litigation and complex litigation, including class action and collective action lawsuits. Luther is a member of Ogletree’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Team that provides timely client advice and guidance on diversity related matters. Luther also devotes a significant amount of his practice to day-to-day client advice, general supervisor/employee training, training and advising on diversity and inclusion issues and workplace violence issues, and also acts as the Assistant Director of Client Training as part of the Ogletree Deakins Learning Solutions (“ODLS”) team. Luther also serves on the boards of The Healing Trust, STARS, and 100 Black Men Tennessee, and is a former board member of Renewal House and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.
Location: We will send you the Zoom link when your registration is confirmed.