“Can I touch your hair?” “So where are you REALLY from?” “So, what are you?” “Where are your wife and kids?” Everyday microaggressions have a way of creating and enforcing uncomfortable, violent and unsafe realities in the workplace. In this session, we will explore how brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, can create a toxic climate in the workplace, how you can create an environment where everyone can belong.
• Introduce the concept of microaggressions and intersectionality
• Identify how microaggressions can impact the work place environment
• Learn some ways to respond to microaggressions
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