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Beyond The Cover: Judging the Story

  • 17 Apr 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
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Beyond The Cover: Judging the Story

Presented by Brent Tracy   

We’ve all heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But that is easier said than done. The human mind is an efficient machine designed to do so irregardless of our beliefs or intentions. It uses shortcuts, hidden and obstructed from our view, to help us navigate  

our world. Unfortunately, these shortcuts include judgements of a person’s competence, education, class, status. And values based on our perceptions of a person’s physical attributes and appearance. We can, however, make a concerted effort to align our  behaviors with our intentions. In this interactive  discussion, we will uncover and explore the cognitive  process of our unconscious mind through scientific based research. With this  knowledge, we can shed light on these hidden biases to minimize its influence and  strengthen our community. 

Educational Objectives: 

1) Define cognitive bias. 

2) List 4 reasons why cognitive bias occurs.  

3) Describe the impact that cognitive bias has on the ASL community. 

4) Formulate strategies to strengthen the alignment of their behaviors with intentions.

About the Presenter:

Brent Tracy is a CODA and native Bostonian. Since starting his interpreting career  at Gallaudet University in 1999, Brent has worn several professional hats: interpreter, coordinator, advocate, mentor, and presenter. His aim has been to provide space to address the inequities among hearing, Deaf, CODA practitioners, and stakeholders caused by a historically strained cultural climate. He leverages his influence as CEO of Equal  Access Resources Inc. on public platforms including social media to foster honest dialogues that will galvanize stakeholders to champion change. 


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Target Audience: ASL community members and service providers

Presentation will be conducted in ASL via Zoom. Be sure to save your Zoom link.

For all accommodation needs please email by April 3, 2021.

Refund/Cancellation request may be made by contacting

ASL Communication is an approved RID CMP sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

This Power, Privilege, and Oppression Program is offered for 0.40 CEUs at the Little/No Content Knowledge Level.

SDCRID promotes an environment of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.


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