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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Microaggressions Actually Hurt Me

Meeting Date(s):Monday, April 10, 2017
Time:12:00pm- 1:00pm
Instructor:Lorri Scott
Audience:All
Prerequisite:none
Contact Hours:1
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Description:You have likely heard that "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." This session demonstrates how that adage is a myth and that words actually have the ability to harm and hurt. Learn how words, tone and demeanor either encourage or discourage student success and their sense of belonging. While the term microaggression was initially used to identify subtle insults directed at African Americans, the term is now applicable when those insults involve all people of color, religions, underrepresented groups and the LGBTQ community. Participants will identify microaggressions and develop strategies to respond to them and how to overcome their use. This session will seek to empower faculty, staff and administrators to create an environment of belonging and success for all students.