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AMWA’s Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue has begun.

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Have you ever felt like people say certain things to you because of your race, gender, or other identity? For example have you been told you “speak so well” even though you are a college professor? Do people demand to know  “where you are REALLY from” after you’ve already told them your hometown? If so, you have experienced microaggressions!

Microaggressions are defined as brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults, particularly towards individuals of oppressed groups. These groups include people of color, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, religious minority groups, and persons with disabilities. Microaggressions are often unconscious by the perpetrators and have been found to have a detrimental impact on mental health of their recipients.

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET, New Connections will host a webinar about microaggressions.  Kevin Nadal, PhD,  New Connections alum, and noted scholar on the topic  will discuss the ways that microaggressions may manifest in everyday life, especially in the academy. Participants will learn about different types of microaggressions and attain skills to deal with microaggressions effectively. Registration is required to participate in the webinar.  You can register for the webinar with this link: Webinar Registration.   Registration begins today (June 18) and ends on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 or when we receive the first 100 registrants. You will be notified about the status of your registration and  receive information about joining the webinar by  Monday, July 7.

To learn more about microaggressions before the webinar, please watch this video:

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