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Voice Circles – Micro Aggressions
22 January 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Do you know what microagressions are? And how to recognise them? Most of us don’t!
Microaggressions are statements, actions or incidents regarded as instances of indirect, subtle or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalised group such as a racial or ethnic minority.
Many of us are subjected to them on a continuous basis, without even knowing that this is what’s happening. Benign statements like Where are you actually from? or I don’t think of you as a woman or Wow, you don’t see many male nurses indicate that we’re seen to be different, outside the norm and, while not intended to be malicious, these statements and behaviours gradually chip away at our self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
So what do microaggressions say about us? Why do we use them? How do we know when we do it and how can we control them? Should we even bother? Would it not just be another way of being politically correct?
Join Voice At The Table and Dentons to discuss this topic and answer some of these questions.
A small admin fee applies (a sandwich lunch will be included)
Interested in hosting a Voice Circles session? Contact Joyce Osei