Black & Jewish anti-racist activist Yavilah McCoy: Better Together Days Keynote Address
Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily, verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward students of color and other populations in campus settings. Implicit bias work addresses the paradox of how one can hold progressive beliefs and principles and still think, speak and act in ways that perpetuate racial bias. As we endeavor to build inclusive, multi-faith, multi-racial, non-heteronormative spaces for all students on campus, what are the behavioral variables that we must learn to recognize and change in order to make the implicit explicit and engage in alternative behaviors? This presentation will discuss concrete tools and strategies for engaging in transformational behavior toward more equitable campus environments.
Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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