3-Part Workshop Series: Stereotypes, Implicit Bias, Race and Racism

  • The Orchard Park Central School District worked with presenter Dr. Diantha Watts to develop a series of sessions to address the overall topics of racism, bias and diversity as a portion of our 2020-2021 Parent Information Series. Please view each of the sessions and the descriptions below.

    Dr. Diantha Watts has over twenty-five years of experience working at various levels of public education.  Dr. Watts served as a classroom teacher and school administrator with the Rochester City School District for over 16 years. Subsequently, she has held roles as program director, consultant, adjunct professor, and college administrator. Her experiences in education have always included a passion for supporting the development of cultural competence and anti-racist practices.

November 12, Stereotypes and Implicit Bias: From Awareness to Action

  • Presenter, Dr. Diantha Watts, provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on how bias and stereotypes can influence our perceptions of others on Thursday, November 12 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

    To view OPCSD's presentation of Stereotypes and Implicit Bias: From Awareness to Action please click the link below.

    Stereotypes and Implicit Bias: From Awareness to Action

Stereotypes and Implicit Bias

Race, Racial Bias, and Racism: Increasing Understanding

  • Presenter, Dr. Diantha Watts, focuses on defining race, racial bias and raciism.  Participants will increase their understanding of the meaning of race and the impact of racism on society at various levels on Thursday, December 3 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    To view a recording of Race, Racial Bias and Racism: Increasing Understanding please click the link below.
    Race, Racial Bias and Racism: Increasing Understanding

Race, Racial Bias and Racism

Talking to Your Children About Race and Racism

Talking To Your Children About Race and Racism

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