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Subtle Slights: Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions

Thursday, March 16, 2023
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Presented by Charleon A. Jeffries, Senior Consultant, The Inclusion Firm

How do we handle the unspoken, often unrecognized “little things” that foster sentiments and attitudes of inequity and incivility? Microaggressions speak to the attitudes, dispositions, and comments that many times lead to the devaluing of members of a community. This session will focus on recognizing, validating, and ultimately managing the display and impact of microaggressions

Consider and understand the impact of personal perceptions and individual lenses
Define and identify types of microaggressions
Develop strategies and resources to remedy instance of potential or perceived incivility

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