Microaggressions and Inclusive Language

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Event Location: 
SSB 102
Start Time: 
1:00 p.m.
End Time: 
4:00 p.m.

In this session learners will continue with concepts introduced in Bias Awareness and Perceptions to identify microaggressions stemming from our biases, perceptions, and socialization. Learners will be able to differentiate the type of bias (behavioral, environmental, or language based and how they can overlap) and how to describe the intent, impact, and assumptions in microaggressive actions and speech. The learner will leave with tools to identify microaggressions in our language moving from a biased to more precise way to speak with one another. This is a three-hour session split into two parts with a break in between.

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

  • Understand how bias awareness, perceptions, and socialization lead to microaggressions
  • Identify Microaggressions in behavior, environment, and language
  • Identify the intent and impact of microaggressions in your life

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

  • Discuss the intent and impact of microaggressions in terms of physiological and psychological harm
  • Identify underlying assumptions of microaggressive language
  • Identify inclusive and precise language