The Forum on Workplace Inclusion: Practice of Interrupting Microaggressions
April 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
We (Kami J. Anderson and Joy Wiggins) are presenting two workshops at the prestigious, Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Whether you are a bystander, victim or perpetrator, it can be hard to intervene or even know what to say when you or someone else says something insensitive or discriminatory. These seemingly subtle, but discriminatory behaviors are called microaggressions and can not only be hard on their morale, but also be detrimental to their emotional and physical health. This workshop provides tools and strategies for engaging in real- life scenarios that interrupt bias and microaggressions when they come up. Using Byron Katie’s model of four questions and Leticia Nieto’s ADDressing model that focuses on Agent (Power) and Target (Non-Power) Ranks, this interactive workshop focuses on self-reflection, deep meaningful conversations and actionable strategies to examine power and privilege without blame or shame. Participants walk away with a specific vision statement or action plan to implement immediately.