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ArtsBC Workshop – Disrupting Unconscious Bias presented by Cicely Blain

April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$10 – $20

Registration Details: Limited to 50 participants

Arts BC Members: $10 + early registration access 
Non-Members: $20 
> To learn more about becoming an Arts BC member, please click HERE.
> Members of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture can use the Arts BC partner discount code for this event.


ASL Interpretation Provided.

Please note: as this is an intermediate-level workshop, participants are required to have taken either ‘Intro to Diversity & Inclusion’ OR ‘Fundamentals of Anti-oppression’ offered by Bakau Consulting (formerly Cicely Blain Consulting).

Disrupting Unconscious Bias provides participants with an engaging and interactive opportunity to investigate and unpack their own personal and organizational biases.

This workshop also provides educational information on the science behind cognitive bias and how it informs the decisions we make every day. While biases are a natural part of our human brains, this workshop allows attendees to think critically about how biases may lead us to make unfair decisions, lack diversity in hiring, or exclude people. Participants leave with a renewed sense of urgency and knowledge for recognizing bias in everyday conversation and decision-making which in turn transforms workplaces for the better. 

About the Presenter: Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer femme from London, UK now living on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. Their ancestry is a mix of Gambian (Wolof), Jamaican and English. At the heart of all their work, Cicely Belle harnesses their passion for justice, liberation and meaningful change via transformative education, always with laughter, and fearlessly in the face of systemic oppression.

They are noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and subsequently being listed as one Vancouver’s 50 most powerful people, BC Business’s 30 under 30 and one of 150 Black women and non-binary people making change across Canada. They are now the CEO of Bakau Consulting (formerly Cicely Blain Consulting), social justice-informed diversity and inclusion consulting company with over 200 clients across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Cicely Belle is an instructor in Executive Leadership at Simon Fraser University and the author of Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020).  

You can learn more at www.bakauconsulting.com


Arts BC’s dedicated to making our programs accessible to everyone. If you have an access need you’d like us to know about; ideas on how we can improve our accessibilty; or would like access to the workshop slides in advance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at communications@artsbc.org or by calling in at +1.778.410.5104.


Venue Zoom (link will be provided in confirmation email)
Starts Thu Apr 22 2021, 3:00pm PST
Ends 5:00pm PST


April 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $20


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