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March 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Rev. Kathleen Weber, District Superintendent for the Crest to Coast District and the Crest to Coast Missional District invite you to attend:

Implicit Bias Training

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity defines Implicit bias as the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. In this workshop that meets the PNW quadrennial cultural competency training requirement for clergy, we will spend time understanding and examining the implicit bias that we carry. The day will be divided into three areas of exploration: 1) personal reflection around race, and to a lesser degree class, lens and background; 2)historical events, policies, etc. that determined the trajectory of race and class in our nation and make connections to current day status quo; and 3) organization and person next steps and commitments. There will be time for individual reflection, small group time, whole group sharing and another solo reflection time to integrate new learnings on our own.

Anita Garcia Morales

Meet Your Presenter

Anita Garcia Morales grew up in a migrant farm worker family in Eastern Washington. She served Seattle Public Schools for 35 years, with the first 22 as a classroom teacher. When she retired in 2016, Anita was an Equity & Race Relations Specialist and co-designed and co-facilitated racial equity training for all levels of district staff.

Now an independent consultant, Anita continues this work with organizations looking to make systemic change. Anita is a Senior Trainer with Class Action, a non-profit whose mission is to inspire action to end classism ( She also facilitates Courage & Renewal Circles of Trust for folks who work serving children and their families. She teaches in the University of Washington Seattle Teacher Residency Program and is a Positive Discipline Certified Parent and Educator Trainer.

Anita does all her work with young people in mind. Whether working with municipalities, non-profits, religious organizations, corporations, city or state government, pre-K-12, higher education, etc.; Anita understands that our young people are always watching and learning from the adults around them.

In all the circles Anita convenes, she honors the gifts and knowledge people bring, and with them, creates and maintains environments that invite taking risks, making mistakes and learning from and with each other. Anita received her B.A. and teaching degree from the University of Washington. Contact Anita


Chehalis UMC
16 S Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA 98532 United States
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