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LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pres.

The Microaggression Session

Jessica Garcia, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager

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

Microaggressions are verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights. They can be 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.

In this session, participants will:

-Learn about "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 experiences with microaggressions
-Identify and discuss techniques to combat microaggressions, as a bystander or as a recipient

Audience:
This session is open to all LSA Staff. It is recommended that participants complete a course on Implicit Bias before taking this session. Graduate and undergraduate student staff should contact Britney Underwood at britneyu@umich.edu to enroll.
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