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Racial Microaggressions

March 16, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we oftentimes find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to discomfort in openly discussing race, racism, and white supremacy. In this workshop we hope to foster an intellectually humble environment within which to unpack racial microaggressions, address common barriers to intervening when a racial microaggression is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify elements of systemic racism and understand it’s compounding nature, and connect how systemic racism creates a breeding ground for racial microaggressions
  • Identify racial microaggressions and intervene to disrupt their impact
  • Practice emotional self-awareness by identifying emotional barriers to intervening to disrupt a racial microaggression

This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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March 16, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
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Livestream / Virtual