What are Your Biases? | RIC 2018

“When we put these other people in a box we don’t see their full humanity, we don’t see them as they really are.”

About This Talk

Recognize your biases. Michelle Loyd-Paige challenges us to consider our biases and how that affects how we view immigrants and refugees.

About The Speaker

Michelle Loyd-Paige

Michelle Loyd-Paige

RIC 2018 Member
Michelle Loyd-Paige, Ph.D. is the Executive Associate to the President for Diversity and Inclusion at Calvin College. In her current role, she assists the college in making deep, meaningful, and pervasive changes in the way the college understands and practices diversity and inclusion. Her work as part of the Refugee and Immigration Collaborative helps her extend her diversity and inclusion work to include learning how to love and welcome our refugee and immigrant neighbors.

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“I want you to think about the boxes. The boxes you might be putting yourself in and the boxes that you might be putting other people in.”

Further Resources

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Recommended Read

Michelle contributed to the book Our Help: Devotions on Struggle, Victory, Legacy by Anthony B. Bradley. Chapter – “How Can We Sing?” You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.

Michelle contributed to the book Black Scholars in White Space: New Vistas in African American Studies from the Christian Academy by Anthony B. Bradley. Chapter 5 – “Becoming an African American Academic Leader on a Predominately White Christian Campus: The Use of Autoenthnography as a Method for Exploring Mentoring Processes.” You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.

Michelle contributed to the book Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society by  A. Breeze Harper. Chapter 1 – “Thinking and Eating at the Same Time: Reflections of a Sistah Vegan” You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.

Michelle contributed to the book Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education by Karen A. Longman. Chapter 8 – “Unintentional Longevity: The Role of Responsivity and Resiliency.” You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.

About The RIC Project

The Refugee and Immigration Collaborative seeks to name the fears, put faces and stories with the statistics, and help us understand the Biblical call to care about and for refugees and immigrants. We hope to periodically send out updates with recommended resources and news from our partners. Subscribe below to never miss a post.

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