Northwestern University

Thu 5:30 PM

Microagressions in Everyday Life: Making the Invisible Visible

When: Thursday, October 18, 2012
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: Donald P. Jacobs Center, OLC Forum, 2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Renee Redd  

Group: The Women's Center

Category: Multicultural & Diversity

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Microaggressions are the brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate slights to an individual or group because of their race, gender or sexual orientation.  Microaggressions have been found to impair performance in the classroom and in the workplace by sapping the psychic and spiritual energy of recipients and by creating inequities.  The most detrimental forms of microaggressions are usually delivered by well-intentioned individuals who are unaware that they have engaged in harmful conduct toward a socially devalued group.  Everyone has committed microaggressions.  Making the “invisible” visible is the first step toward treating people of color, women and other culturally diverse groups with respect and dignity.
Cosponsored with the Office of the Provost, the Division of Student Affairs, Counseling & Psychological Services, University Career Services, and  Kellogg’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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