Douglas Library of Hebron


How to Overcome Our Biases TED Talk Viewing & Discussion

Thursday, December 2nd at 7 PM via Zoom. To register, email: This program is presented by the Middlefield-Durham Racial Justice Team in partnership with the Durham & Levi E. Coe Libraries. Join us to watch and discuss diversity advocate Vernā Myers’s TED Talk, “How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them.” Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly. Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

Vernā Myers is a cultural change catalyst, influencer, thought leader, social commentator, and author. A Harvard-trained lawyer and founder of The Vernā Myers Company, Vernā is also the VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix. In addition, she is the author of the best-selling books: Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing and What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People.