Wednesday Lunch Hour - Chica and the Man: Microaggressions in the workplace and classroom

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1-305 Dewey Hall
Presented by: the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults toward members of non-dominant groups. Their power lies in their invisibility to the perpetrator and seemingly plausible explanations for the offending action.  Yet, the exchange often leaves recipients feeling undermined or demoralized. Their effects are cumulative and corrosive. We will explore how microaggressions operate in society and in Warner as we continue building an inclusive community.

Tags: diversity, Warner Wednesday Talk