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Macon – The Macon-Bibb County School-Justice Partnership is hosting free Implicit Bias training for the community on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

“Implicit Bias: Making the Unconscious, Conscious” will offer tools to help attendees recognize when they have a bias toward a specific group of people and manage it to ensure fair treatment. The training will feature Bryant Marks of the National Training Institute on Race & Equality.

Topics will include:

  • Defining implicit (unconscious) bias
  • Exploring the benefits of managing unconscious bias
  • Understanding how biases are formed
  • Examining your own unconscious bias
  • Ideas about how to implement change in your organization

The training is funded by the Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office and Public Defender’s Office also are supporters.

“I’m grateful we can offer this training to those in the criminal justice system and to the community as a whole,” said District Attorney David Cooke. “Sometimes we all treat people differently without even realizing it. It’s human nature. With this training, we’ll have the tools to be more conscious of that bias and ensure everyone is treated fairly.”

Tuesday’s training session is full, but a second session has been planned for Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The training is free and open to the public. Register at

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Contact: Amy Leigh Womack

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