Microaggression Session

Jessica McCuaig & Melissa Eljamal

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 will benefit from this session.

You will:
* Get 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

If you have any questions or if accommodations are needed to access the facility or the content of the presentation, please contact Jessica McCuaig (jmccuaig@umich.edu) as soon as possible.

Please note: This session has a capacity of 40 participants and requires a minimum of 12 participants. If fewer than 12 people have registered the day before the session is scheduled, the session will be cancelled. We will send out notice of cancellation 24 hours in advance. We will let you know when another session on the same topic has been scheduled.
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When and Where

Map LSA Building - Conference Room 2001

August 2018

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10:00am - 12:00pm

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