Fulton Diversity Difference Workshop: Implicit Bias and Microaggressions, January 28
Students are encouraged to consider participating in the next workshop opportunity of the Fulton Schools Diversity Difference program, funded by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII). This series aims to showcase our diverse community and to support learning through workshops and experiences.
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions for Students
Friday, January 28, 2022
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the topic of implicit bias and microaggressions by engaging in a thoughtful dialogue with the presenter. Implicit or unconscious bias refers to the automatic thoughts or attitudes that affect our everyday actions and decisions. Individuals develop associations over the course of a lifetime by way of life experience and influences from the media, news and society. Microaggressions are everyday verbal, non-verbal, behavioral or environment slights, snubs or insults (intentional and unintentional) that can communicate hostility or negativity toward marginalized groups.
Attendees will learn about the concepts and impact of implicit bias and microaggressions, gain an understanding of common occurrences of microaggressions, and will be encouraged to reflect on how their interactions affect interpersonal relationships with others in the academic and professional environment.
Please contact Kae Sawyer at [email protected] from the Fulton Schools Academic and Student Affairs to learn more about this series or for workshop recommendations.