This workshop actively engages participants to evaluate the way we are socially constructed and how that plays into our daily experiences with others. This workshop examines not only how we are socially constructed through macro factors like race, class, gender, age, ability etc. but also how we might hinder our working relationships based on these socialized biases through small biased acts called “microaggressions”. The goal of both workshops is to not just become more aware of our biases but to directly interrupt them when they are happening. This Tier 1 workshop in the morning provides the foundation for the next workshop in the afternoon (Tier 2 workshop on intercultural communication).
The purpose of this professional development presentation is to provide space to cultivate a critical, transformative lens on our daily interactions around race in our families, communities and workplaces. The participants will engage in activities and discussion that promote deep listening when engaging in conversations about race.