Alverno College
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Stereotyping: Unraveling the Consequences

Alverno Forum will explore the origins of stereotyping

By - Mar 13th, 2017 04:01 pm

Milwaukee, (March 13, 2017) – Alverno College is hosting a forum on stereotyping, the possible consequences and strategies to reduce its negative impact. Stereotyping has long been considered a potential source of inequality for diverse social groups within our community. This forum will explore the origins of stereotypes, how they form and why they persist. Attendees will learn how to enhance their awareness of implicit preferences, as well as approaches to tackling explicit stereotyping in our society.

Panelists include:

16th Street Community Health Centers; Coordinator of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Alverno College

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Department of health and Human Services Minority Health Leadership Council for the State of Wisconsin

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Professor of Psychology, Alverno College

The Alverno Forum series seeks to join community leaders in discussing cutting-edge topics that have a daily impact on the lives of people in our community and beyond. The next discussion in this year’s series takes place on Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sister Joel Read Conference Center. The Alverno Forum series is free and open to the public. For more details, please visit our website at

About Alverno College

Alverno College, a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college for women, exists to promote the personal and professional development of its students. The college has earned accolades and respect internationally for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, and has consulted with three U.S. presidential administrations on accountability and outcomes in higher education. For the last seven years, Alverno College has been ranked one of the top five schools in the Midwest doing “the best job of educating undergrads” by U.S. News & World Report. Educators from throughout the world visit Alverno to learn about its proven, student-centered teaching methods.

Alverno offers more than 60 major areas of study, including graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology and business that are open to women and men. For more information about Alverno, visit or call 414-382-6100.

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