The Global Learning through Diversity Sub-Committee of the College Senate, FSOC & SURJ invite you to a conversation based on the following journal article: "Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation" by Derald Wing Sue.
LaGuardia has a stated goal “… to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.” Yet we are living through a time in in which our differences are too often considered threatening. The mass killings of eleven Jews at prayer in a synagogue and the murder of two African Americans and a failed attempt to enter a nearby black church are the most recent examples of explicit bias. These acts have left us shaken because they remind us that for all our seeming progress there is much work to be done. What is less understood are the daily enactments of implicit bias that are inflicted, often unwittingly, upon people from marginalized communities.
These microaggressions are verbal and non-verbal cues that send the message that some members of society are less valued than others. In considering microaggressions on our campus and in our lives, we invite you to a workshop to discuss how and why microaggressions occur and how we might go about disrupting them. Because of our common interest in addressing inequity, the Committee on Professional Development’s sub-committee, Global Learning through Diversity, is collaborating with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty and Staff of Color Collective (FSOC) and Standing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) to offer this workshop. The workshop will take place on November 28th in BA-10 from 3:30-5:30. Together we will discuss how we can make our campus and our society a place in which diversity and inclusion can be achieved. Please join us as we engage with this topic through literature, reflection, and conversation.
RSVP to the workshop coordinators Tuli Chatterji at email@example.com, and Florence Kabba at firstname.lastname@example.org.