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Dr. Larry Sherman — Neuroscience of Prejudice: Racism and the Brain
February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Racism exists because of racial prejudice, where we make judgements about people based entirely on their race and our own unconscious bias, and not on actual experience. Our brains react to people who are different from us within milliseconds. In this lecture, Dr. Larry Sherman will explore how our brains engage in prejudice, the consequences of prejudice and racism for both racists and people who experience racism in their daily lives, and how understanding these processes suggest ways that we can overcome prejudice and racism in our society.
About Dr. Sherman
Dr. Larry Sherman is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, and in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the Oregon Health & Science University. He has over 100 publications related to brain development and neurological diseases. He serves on numerous US and international scientific review panels including panels for the National Institutes of Health and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Sherman as one of the “People who are changing our world”.
FREE and OPEN to the public, but registration is REQUIRED.(one registration per viewing device please)