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Like a mosquito bite, one microaggression may not be a big deal. But imagine being bitten multiple times a week, year round. This is how the culture is for some people at UMass Lowell (UML) and most other universities. Be part of the effort to change it!

ADVANCE OFE Equity Leaders from across disciplines are implementing an evidence-based program, originally developed by the UML WAVES team, to help faculty navigate what to do when they witness a microaggression.

We invite full-time faculty from all ranks and departments to attend ADVANCE OFE-sponsored workshops to become better equipped to notice and intervene when microaggressions occur. The training addresses microaggressions based on multiple and intersecting marginalized statuses.

These training sessions are practical: they are devoted to building participants’ skill in identifying and interrupting instances of microaggressions. Role playing and vignettes help participants develop confidence in their ability to notice microaggresions and intervene. This hands-on, two-hour-long training provides opportunities for active learning.

Workshops

There are two workshops scheduled for Spring 2022:

Workshop 1: Microaggressions & Bystander Behavior: A Tool Kit

Recommended for those who have not yet attended a WAVES bystander training workshop.

This is an in-person workshop. Please follow CDC and the University COVID-19 guidelines when attending this event.

  • When: Monday, February 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. - Noon

Microaggressions & Bystander Behavior: A Tool Kit Online Registration


Workshop 2: Intersectional Microaggressions: Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation & More

Recommended for those who have attended a prior WAVES bystander training workshop or already have a solid foundation or knowledge about bystander behavior.

This is a virtual workshop.

  • When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. - noon

Intersectional Microaggressions: Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation & More Online Registration