Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions That Have a Big Impact
Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening life expectancy. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn about common microaggressions and the hidden, harmful messages they send. Participants will practice differentiating intention from impact using real-life scenarios. Finally, participants will be provided with strategies for responding to being called out/in for being the microaggression initiator.
After attending in this program participants will be able to:
- Describe what microaggressions are
- Evaluate the impact of common microaggressions
- Respond appropriately when initiating a microaggression