Recognizing and Combating Implicit Bias Training

Have you heard the term Implicit Bias used in the media or at work and feel curious to understand more? Do you wonder what kind of automatic and unintentional patterns of thinking (or cognitive shortcuts) are at work in your own life? Please join the League of Women Voters of Manatee County on March 31, 2021 from 8:30-10:30am, as we welcome Dr. Lorie Fridell and engage together in a virtual Implicit Bias training. Dr. Fridell’s workshop will help us answer the questions:

  • What is implicit bias?
  • How might it manifest in our lives?
  • What are the skills we can use to reduce and manage bias?

This training is for everyone in our community who would like to understand their own brain better – as we now know – “if you’ve got a brain, you’ve got bias.” Once we can understand how our own brain uses bias, we can follow Maya Angelou’s advice: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Dr. Fridell is a Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida and a nationally recognized expert on biased policing. Her publications on this topic include three books, the most recent of which is Promoting Bias-Free Policing:  A Science-Based Approach. She speaks nationally on the topic of biased policing and provides consultation and training to law enforcement agencies.  With national experts on the psychology of implicit bias and funding from the US Department of Justice, Dr. Fridell developed the “Fair and Impartial Policing” training program (see

Dr. Fridell will be providing this training for free, and we are grateful for her generosity and contribution to the healing and building of connection in our community.

Register in advance for this meeting, click here :

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Mar 31 2021


8:30 am - 10:30 am