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Opening Plenary Session

March 22, 2021
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CT

Keynote Address

Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., MA, PhD
Founder and Chief Training Officer
The National Training Institute on Race and Equity

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implications for Child Advocacy Professionals and the Communities They Serve

Reverend Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a minister, researcher, trainer, and award-winning educator. He is the Founder and Chief Equity Officer of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and a tenured professor of Psychology at Morehouse College. He served on President Obama’s Board of Advisors with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and as senior advisor with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Marks was also a contributor and trainer with the Obama Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and 21st Century Policing programs. Between 2017 and 2019, Dr. Marks provided implicit bias training to over 40,000 employees and volunteers in law enforcement; city, county, and federal government; corporations; education; and healthcare. Clients include: the Los Angeles Police Department, New York City Dept. of Education, Kaiser Permanente, Google, and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Dr. Marks holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Marks conducts research and professional development in the areas of diversity and implicit bias, Black male psychology and development, and personal passion and productivity.

Live Q&A Session with Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks

March 24, 2021
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CT

Your questions answered live! Join Rev. Dr. Marks for a question and answer session concerning hidden biases and how to make a difference in your community.

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this groundbreaking discussion!