Equity Commons was born out of shared frustration and shared hope — frustration over the negative impacts of implicit bias and hope that innovative technology could provide a solution.
While a medical resident at Emory University, Dr. Aubrey J. Grant gave grand rounds on the topic of implicit bias in medicine. As a Tech Impact Fellow at Davidson College, Leslie Alvarado’s capstone project was a virtual reality experience providing a glimpse into “a day in the life” of being a Black male student on a predominantly white college campus. As a long-time friend of Dr. Grant’s and founder of the Davidson Tech Impact Fellowship, Whitney A. White saw an opportunity to bring Leslie and Dr. Grant together to use virtual reality technology to combat implicit bias in medicine. So in 2018, Equity Commons was born.
Since then, Equity Commons has expanded to help organizations across myriad industries address implicit bias, creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces, outcomes, and communities.
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