Interrupting Microaggressions

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Event Date: 
Friday, November 12, 2021
Event Location: 
Start Time: 
10:00 a.m.
End Time: 
12:00 p.m.

In this workshop we’ll build upon the work done in Bias Awareness and Perceptions and Microaggressions and Inclusive Language to learn how to call ourselves in when we use biased language. We’ll discuss our safety level and how to differentiate between being unsafe and uncomfortable in a situation and how our identities affect our safety levels in varying situations. We will them move into scenario-based explorations of how to interrupt microaggression as they happen or after they’ve occurred and how to process feedback you receive. This is a two-hour session with a break.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways to call themselves in
  • Identify ways to interrupt microaggressions
  • Discuss how to accept feedback regarding their own biases and microaggressions