Addressing (Micro)aggressions in our Classrooms -FULL

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On April 28, 2020, Dr. Luke Wood and Dr. Frank Harris of CORA Learning presented a webinar entitled “Responding to Racial Bias and Microaggressions in Online Environments.”  In 2017, Dr. Yolanda Flores Niemann, University of North Texas, led students through a video-recorded series of discussions about (micro)aggressions they’ve experienced in school. We know that race, ability, religion, gender identity, language, age, personality, body type, socio-economic status, and other identities must be addressed to better understand the impact of (micro)aggressions in education. These are but two resources that can inform our understanding of how implicit biases create unsafe learning environments for our diverse community. You may be asking why ‘micro’ is in parentheses. You may wonder if you are aggressing others. You may be searching for tools to intervene when they happen to you or when they occur in your course.

If you’d like to engage in discussion about these topics with colleagues, Carol Leffall, Sara Gardner, and Zoe Aleshire humbly invite you to join them for three 2-hour discussions this summer. We will hold the space to explore examples of a range of aggressions that persist in higher ed and the impact they have on us and our students. Let’s get real about how we perpetuate aggressions and how we can intervene when we experience them, particularly in our work at the college.


Synchronous Sessions: Wednesdays, July 14, 21, & 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
10 PD Hours | $200 stipend

This workshop is full. Waitlist Registration.

For more information, contact Carol Leffall, iBIT,  Zoe Aleshire, A&H, or Sara Gardner NdN Program.

Last Updated July 28, 2021