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 (Tier 1 and 2) is to not just become more aware of our biases but to directly interrupt them when they are happening. This Tier 1 workshop provides the foundation for the next workshop in the afternoon (Tier 2 workshop on intercultural communication). Each workshop can stand on their own, but is an option for participants to attend both the morning and afternoon if they want to go deeper with these concepts.
Tier 1: Workshop on Implicit Bias and Microaggressions