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4-H clover Let's Talk About Bias: Adult conversation series

Event information






Brianna Fisher, Ramsey County Extension 4-H educator
fishe866@umn.edu or (651) 747-2259

Jennifer Cable, Ramsey County Extension 4-H educator
cable063@umn.edu or (651) 747-2257

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We would like to continue our commitment to working toward true equity and ensuring all youth have the opportunity to dream, explore interests and passions, realize their fullest potential, and prosper. Back in November we Ramsey and Hennepin County 4-H hosted an opportunity for civil discourse in a 4-part series titled “Let’s Talk About Bias”. We had a small number of participants ranging from 4-H club leaders to 4-H parents to a 4-H staff member. The feedback we received following the session was positive and we’d like to host another series in March. We hope you will consider joining us! 

About the conversation series:

A collage of the eyes on people of various colors/races

The “Let’s Talk About Bias” conversation series centers on a short-film titled “The Look”, which is a story about bias in America. Through open dialogue and learning, we hope to raise awareness and understanding for the bias that persists in America today and encourage people of all backgrounds to show up for one another in the quest to end all forms of bias. We will also take time to each session to connect what we learn together and think about how it applies to 4-H-- i.e., how do we continue to create welcoming and inclusive environments within 4-H? 

Let’s learn together and create a world where all youth thrive. We are grateful to be your partners.

The details:

The “Let’s Talk About Bias” series dates & times are listed below and these conversations will be facilitated via Zoom.

  • Monday, March 8: 6:30-7:30 PM 
  • Monday, March 15: 6:30-7:30 PM 
  • Monday, March 22: 6:30-7:30 PM  
  • Monday, March 29: 6:30-7:30 PM 

Conversation series layout:

  • Session 1: Welcome, “Introduction” & “Understanding implicit & explicit bias” 
  • Session 2: Recap, “Misrepresentation of black men in the media” & “Discrimination while dining”
  • Session 3: Recap, “Discrimination while in pools” & “Discrimination in the retail industry”
  • Session 4: Recap, “Race and criminal justice” & “Reflection” - How can we take action in 4-H?


Ramsey County and Hennepin County 4-H parents, adults and volunteers


Registration is required; we encourage you to attend each session if you are able.



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