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Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
angela.d.storey@nasa.gov

07.17.12
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M12-073
 
 
Dexter Brooks, Director of Federal Sector Programs, to Speak at NASA Marshall July 18 About Unconscious Bias and Inclusion
 
 
What: On July 18, Dexter Brooks -- director of the Federal Sector Programs within the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the Office of Federal Operations -- will speak to Marshall employees about "unconscious bias." He will discuss what inclusion means and how everyone needs to be inclusive in his or her attitudes toward people, while learning to reflect deeply about unconscious biases that may exist. He will share how to stay true to one’s own values while remaining inclusive and respectful to all people. The media is invited to attend.

Who: Before Brooks was named to his current role, he was the Federal Sector Programs’ federal training and outreach coordinator, and its attorney advisor. He was responsible for establishing the Federal Sector Training Institute, which provides a variety of courses to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, known as EEOC, community. He also served as primary contact to the EEOC's federal sector stakeholders, providing hundreds of outreach sessions throughout the country. Brooks' career with EEOC began in 1998 as staff attorney in the Office of Federal Operations Appellate Review Program. Before joining the commission, he served as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges.

When: 1-2 p.m. CDT, July 18

Where: Building 4200, Morris Auditorium
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

To attend: News media interested in attending the events should contact Angela Storey in Marshall's Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 17. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Building 4200 on the southwest side.
 

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