September 15, 2017
Pomona, Millikan 1181
Psychologist Derald Wing Sue defines microaggressions as “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership.” Examples of microaggressions in the classroom might include situations in which someone assumes that a person fits a stereotype based on their identity, asks a person to speak on behalf of their race, or ignores the contributions of a group of people during a discussion. In this workshop, we’ll discuss some ways to effectively deal with microaggressions so as to create a compassionate classroom environment that gives all students a voice and makes them feel included.
This workshop is suitable for all faculty and instructional staff who interact with students in a classroom setting. It is offered by The Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).