"Check Your Blind Spots" for Diversity and Inclusion

By Danielle Wirsansky on October 20, 2017

Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace in the U.S., has announced their latest innovation: the “Check Your Blind Spots” college campus tour.

According to a recent press release, the tour will provide students with the opportunity to participate in “an interactive and engaging experience about diversity and inclusion.”

To do so, “a mobile vehicle will travel to each participating campus and students will be invited to participate in multi-media experiences focused on the issue of blind spots — including watching a video that will introduce them to the nuances of unconscious bias and taking an implicit association test that will help them identify their own potential biases.”

While 92 percent of Gen Z-ers (currently college freshmen and sophomores) care about social issues and are concerned for the future and at least 75 percent of students believe that companies should support important social issues, there is always more for students to learn. It is true that many college students have been raised in an age where they are more cognizant of the diversity issues our society faces, and the tour is meant to highlight bias blind spots that they may not even be aware exist around them.

The tour kicked off at Villanova University on October 17, and continue to visit college campuses throughout October to help increase students awareness of their own biases and inspire them to take action and be advocates in regards to diversity and inclusion both at work and in their communities.

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The “Check Your Blind Spots” campus tour will visit the following campuses:

•Oct. 17 | Villanova University | Villanova, Pennsylvania
•Oct. 19 | Bentley University | Waltham, Massachusetts
•Oct. 23 | Miami University | Oxford, Ohio
•Oct. 25 | Binghamton University | Binghamton, New York
•Oct. 27 | Pennsylvania State University | State College, Pennsylvania

To learn more about the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ or if you are interested in making your college or university a stop in the tour, contact info@CEOAction.com.

Danielle Wirsansky graduated from FSU with a BA in Theatre and a BA in Creative Writing with a minor in History. She is a second year graduate student in FSU's History department where she serves as the Communications Officer for the History Graduate Student Association and President of White Mouse Theatre Productions. She studied abroad in London, England for the Spring 2015 semester at FSU's study center for the Playwriting Program and interned for the English National Theatre of Israel in Summer of 2015. Her first musical, City of Light, opened as part of FSU's New Horizons Festival in Spring of 2016. She has also won the MRCE and URCAA Research grants from FSU. In the past, she served as the Marketing Director for the FSU Student Theatre Association, the intern for the Holocaust Education Resource Council, and the research assistant of Prof. Nathan Stoltzfus. She has previously written for Context Florida (Contributing Writer), USA Today College (Contributing Writer), Sheroes of History (Contributing Blogger), No(le)Reservations (Contributing Blogger), Female, Reloaded (Arts/Entertainment Editor) , I Want a Buzz Magazine (intern), Mandarin Newsline (youth arts update columnist), Distink Designs (Guest blogger), whatscheaper.com (associate editor), escapewizard.com (associate editor), Spark TLH (Contributor), the Tallahassee Democrat (contributor), Elan Literary Magazine (Head of Marketing), and the Improviser Newspaper (Opinions Editor).

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