Microaggressions Session

March 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor
MI 48109
Rackham Professional and Academic Development

We hear the term “microaggressions” more frequently now than ever before. Is it because this microaggression culture has just emerged and people are “overly sensitive” while others are all of a sudden engaging in these sorts of acts? Absolutely not.

These daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights, whether overt, subtle, or unintentional, have become a huge area of concern. Whether one believes this phenomenon is real, perceived, or a made-up term for invalid experiences, you all will benefit from this session.

You will:

  • Be introduced to the parent term “microaggressions” and other concepts relevant to this topic
  • Obtain an understanding of the social and psychological impacts of microaggressions
  • Engage in activities and dialogue to unveil microaggressions within the workplace
  • Validate your experiences with microaggressions
  • Walk away with some techniques to combat everyday slights, as a bystander or as a recipient

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Lz48b.