The WVU Health Sciences Office of Research and Graduate Education is hosting a Graduate/Professional Student & Postdoc Workshop, "Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions on College Campuses," on Monday, May 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The workshop features Joseph M. Williams, Ph.D., NCC Associate Professor, Counselor Education Program, University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development, and will be hosted by Dr. Julie Lockman.
Microaggressions are daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental messages (whether intentional or unintentional) that communicate that a person's identity or social group (e.g., gender, age, race/ethnicity, class, religion, educational level, etc.) is less valued or perceived negatively. New research shows that students of Color and other marginalized student groups regularly experience microaggressions on college campuses from friends, classmates, teachers, and staff. These everyday occurrences may appear relatively harmless or trivial on the surface, but research indicates they harm students' behavior, mental health, and academic performance. This interactive workshop will help college students learn how to recognize and respond to microaggressions at school and in everyday situations.
After completing this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify various forms of microaggressions.
• Understand the harmful impact of microaggressions on student outcomes.
• Respond to microaggression at school and in everyday situations.