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Microaggressions in the Classroom

Posted by on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Workshops and Seminars .

Microaggressions in the Classroom

Thursday, March 22nd from noon to 3:00 PM
Vanderbilt Center for Teaching
1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd Floor Classroom

When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as microaggressions are, it is equally common that educators are at times unsure of the best way to intervene, particularly in ways that maintain effective relationships with students and/or colleagues. Further, typical best practices for intervening assume the responder’s position as bystander, ignoring the ways that educators may also perpetrate or be targets of injustice.

This session aims to create an active learning community wherein current and future educators can build their capacity to respond effectively to microaggressions in the classroom. After offering some guiding principles for effective interventions, the facilitators will lead participants through a skill-building sessions that draws from participants’ own experiences and questions. Open to Graduate Students & Postdocs.

Facilitator: Amie Thurber, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow

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