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