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LUNCH & LEARN: The Racial Bias We Have

2023thu02nov12:00 pmthu1:00 pmLUNCH & LEARN: The Racial Bias We HaveVirtual Event | EVENT COMPLETE

Event Details

You’re invited to join SOCHE for a virtual lunch and learn entitled “The Racial Bias We Have,” on Thursday, Nov. 2, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. The session will be presented by Angelica Kennedy from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.

Believe it or not, we all have biases. We use those biases to make important decisions every day. However, some individuals’ biases become stereotypes of certain groups of people that are outside of their own conscious awareness.

Having racial biases causes false conclusions and potentially misleading, harmful information. It is important to be aware of our behaviors, to reduce personal biases, and to promote a culture of inclusivity by considering alternative points of view. During this lunch and learn session, learn how to minimize racial biases to educate and support students for success.

Participants will gain information regarding:

  • The definitions of biases
  • How to identify their own biases and how personal biases are developed
  • Strategies to minimize racial biases
  • Strategies to educate and support students regarding racial biases for student success

Registration for this event will close on Monday, Oct. 30. Click here to register now.

When: Thursday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. ET

Where: SOCHE Zoom platform (link sent 24 hours prior to event)


  • Personnel from SOCHE member schools: $5
  • Personnel from NON-member schools/organizations: $10
  • Students: FREE

Questions? Contact Mindy Claggett at SOCHE

Student Registration Fee Policy

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration for this event closes on Monday, Oct.30.

About the Presenter

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Angelica Kennedy
Executive Assistant to the President | Office Manager of the Executive Suite
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

Angelica Kennedy is the Executive Assistant to the President and the Office Manager of the Executive Suite at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Currently, she supports the Board of Trustees and the Executive Team. In addition, she handles student academic concerns and manages various outreach projects for building strong community relationships. She is a member of the Justice, Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (JAIDE) Council and serves as the Program & Events Chair. She is also a First Year Experience Adjunct Professor for the college.

Angelica has over twenty years of diverse experience in higher education, starting her career as a student worker in the admissions office at the University of Cincinnati. After several years at UC, Angelica became the Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Good Samaritan College of Nursing. Throughout her career, she has worked as a teacher, career counselor, and community advocate with a diverse population of students, including traditional and non-traditional age groups within pre-k through college. She enjoys working within higher education and hopes to continue supporting and educating individuals as a higher education professional in student success and as a documentarian.

Angelica obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art in Communication and a Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati. An education enthusiast, she also received a Master of Art in Communication and several certificates from various universities, including the University of California Los Angeles, and certifications from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). She plans to continue her education by completing a Doctorate in Education in the very near future.

In her spare time, she loves karaoke, cooking, spending time with her family, and creating documentaries to encourage and educate the community.


November 2, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

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SOCHE is dedicated to advancing higher education through active collaboration, resource and knowledge building, and effective professional development programs. To accomplish this, SOCHE administers 16 active Councils and Committees. The purpose of a SOCHE Council or Committee is to provide an opportunity for representatives from higher education to be a resource for one another, share information and best practices, identify common challenges, and, ultimately, broaden awareness of the resources, services, and activities in higher education. SOCHE is also dependent upon the Councils and Committees for substantial input on annual professional development programs.

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