Yavilah McCoy Keynote Presentation

Microaggressions are verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignities - whether intentional or unintentional - that communications hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults towards individuals based on their identities. 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 endeavour 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? Yavilah 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

Klingenstein Lounge

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