Subtle Slights: Understanding the Impact of Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions

Description: How do we handle the unspoken, often unrecognized "little things" that foster sentiments and attitudes of inequity and incivility? Microaggressions speak to the attitudes, dispositions, and comments that many times lead to the devaluing of members of a community. This session will focus on recognizing, validating, and ultimately managing the display and impact of microaggressions.


  • Consider and understand the impact of personal perceptions and individual lenses.
  • Define and identify types of microaggressions.
  • Develop strategies and resources to remedy instances of potential or perceived incivility.

Affirmative Action Office

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