ADR LUNCHTIME SERIES What can a critical look at ‘Indian Mascots’...


What can a critical look at ‘Indian Mascots’ teach us about uncovering bias in ourselves and others? 

This interactive session will take a critical look at the use of Indian mascots in the sports arena to highlight the prevalence of stereotypes in our culture.  ADR professionals can learn how to increase their awareness of subconscious communications and stereotypes that create a hostile work environment and how they can play a greater role in understanding and ameliorating this type of bias.  The speaker will address resources for referral, assistance, and further education.  Through discussion, the audience can begin to develop a personal approach to addressing bias in the workplace.               

Speaker:                       Jody TallBear, Attorney-Adviser

Office of Economic Impact & Diversity

U.S. Department of Energy  

Presented by: The Interagency ADR Working Group, Workplace Conflict Management Section


Date:                            Thursday March 29, 2012

Time:                           Noon - 1:30 PM  (EASTERN TIME)

Please allow extra time for security procedures

Location:                      U.S. Department of Energy

1000 Independence Ave, SW, Room GJ-015

Washington, D.C.  20585

For those people not attending in person, please view the (3) video clips prior to the session or during the session at the prompted times.  The video clips and a culture card can be accessed here:






Directions:  Orange/Blue Line-Smithsonian/Holocaust Museum/Bureau of Engraving and Printing Exit; Yellow Line-L'Enfant Plaza/Maryland Ave. Exit.


To attend in person, please register by email to and provide namecitizenship, andagency/employer by March 22nd.  Questions?  Please call Cindy Mazur at (202) 646-4094.  To listen only via teleconference, please call (505) 242-2204; access code: 302687.  For concerns or problems during the teleconference, please call AT&T specialist at (800) 526-2655, folder ID# 939935732.  The handouts will be posted a few days before this program at  If you would like to make a comment or pose a question during the program as part of audience participation, please e-mail Victor Voloshin at

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