Microaggressions are commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward persons based on their demographic identities. In this interactive workshop Dr. Yolanda Flores Niemann, from the University of North Texas, will define and provide examples of microaggressions, beginning with showing her video, "Microaggressions in the Classroom" and will describe psychological consequences of this type of identity-based psychological harm and bullying. Engaging the participants, we will discuss additional examples of and potential responses to everyday microaggressions. In this session, participants will:
• recognize microaggressions;
• understand how microaggressions are part of everyday bullying;
• have knowledge of the psychological consequences of microaggressions;
• practice responding to microaggressions.