The University of Iowa

Community invited to attend training on implicit bias

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa City Police Department and Iowa City branch of the NAACP are partnering to host a community training to reduce the influence of implicit biases.

The training will be conducted by the UI Department of Public Safety on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre (UCC) room 2520D on 200 S. Capitol Street. Parking is available at the Capitol Street parking garage adjacent to the Old Capitol Town Centre. 

The training program, which was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, emphasizes even well-intentioned people have implicit biases that can influence their actions, that recognizing those biases is key in learning how to override them, and that acting based on biases can be unsafe, ineffective, and unjust.

Through group discussion, presentations, and various role-playing exercises featuring community volunteers, participants are encouraged to recognize their own biases, understand how those biases impact the communities they live in, and develop skills to reduce the influence of bias on their daily life.

For updates and reminders, RSVP to the Community Training on Implicit Bias Facebook event. 

For more information on this training, visit:


Hayley Bruce, PIO, UI Department of Public Safety, 319-384-0072

Derek Frank, Sergeant and PIO, Iowa City Police Department, 319-356-5293