Join us on April 23rd at 12:45 until 2:00 pm for a session on how to disrupt micro-aggressions and harassment. What is a micro-aggression? According to Dr. Derald Wing Sue, a psychologist, this is one definition of micro-aggressions: “Micro-aggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. In many cases, these hidden messages may invalidate the group identity or experiential reality of target persons, demean them on a personal or group level, communicate they are lesser human beings, suggest they do not belong with the majority group, threaten and intimidate, or relegate them to inferior status and treatment.”
They happen all around. Slight comments, actions that are often unintentional and yet harmfully impactful. What do you do or say when you witness this? If you are an accidental bystander to unjust, or unwelcoming words or actions, what can be done? Join us for some role-play scenarios, short skits and experiential learning.