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Bystander Training

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Microaggressions title page with mosquito

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 and most other universities. Be part of the effort to change it!

Leaders of the WAVES team, alongside faculty Equity Leaders from across disciplines, have created an evidence-based program to help faculty navigate what to do when you witness a microaggression.

We invite you to join full-time faculty from all ranks and departments to become better equipped to notice and intervene when microaggressions occur. The training addresses microaggressions based not only on gender but also on other 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.

Promoting Active Bystanders to Address Workplace Microaggressions

Workshops

This semester, the WAVES team provides three workshop:

Workshop 1: Microaggressions & Bystander Behavior: A Tool Kit

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

  • Friday, February 19: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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.

  • Friday, March 26: noon - 2 p.m. or
  • Thursday, April 15: 10 a.m. - noon

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

We look forward to introducing more faculty and staff to our UMass Lowell framework that emphasizes getting “A (collective) GRIP” on microaggressions by considering:

Get A Collective Grip logo. We look forward to introducing more faculty and staff to our UMass Lowell framework that emphasizes getting “A (collective) GRIP” on microaggressions by considering: Assessment, Goals, Relationships, Institutional Context and Power arrangements
  • Assessment
  • Goals
  • Relationships
  • Institutional Context
  • Power arrangements