Addressing Racial Microaggressions in the Virtual Environment (Support Staff Only Session)

Adam Benn, Sacha Ally
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
MS Teams

Join Adam Benn, Manager Education & Training, Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity & Sacha Ally, Specialist, The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity.

Objective: To explore the impact of racial microaggressions in the virtual environment and discuss strategies for addressing racial microaggressions in the virtual environment.

Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward racialized people. Perpetrators of microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such communications when they interact with racialized people.

This workshop provides college faculty, staff and administrators with an introduction to racial microaggressions and their numerous manifestations in educational settings. It will explore the outcomes associated with the experience of microaggressions as well as providing recommendations on how to minimize the occurrence of microaggressions and ways to respond when someone has been microaggressive.