Microaggressions are brief, commonplace, and daily indignities that can be verbal, behavioral, or environmental. Even if they are unintentional, they communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults toward individuals from marginalized communities. Because our personal identities can intersect in many different ways, we can experience microaggressions on varying levels.
In this webinar, we will discuss and share microaggressions that we have experienced in the profession. Through dialogue, we hope to build a toolkit of best practices for addressing and overcoming microaggressions in interpersonal work relationships and at the institutional level.
After participating in this webinar, you’ll be able to:
Identify verbal and non-verbal microaggressions at both personal and institutional levels
Develop cultural competencies that can be brought back to you home institution in order to create a more inclusive work culture
Recognize and address the ways that segregation in NJ affects the communities that library staff both live in and serve