Workshop 1: Identifying Microagressions

January 14, 2014 • 12:30 PM
UCI Student Center Pacific Ballrooms C & D

About Workshop 1: Identifying Microagressions

This workshop aims to make the invisible, often unconscious assumptions held about racial, ethnic and gendered identities visible to understand how assumptions influence group interactions and communications. Participants will be pre-assigned to small discussion groups with peers and facilitators, and will use this opportunity to examine personal and institutional assumptions to improve verbal and non-verbal communications. UC Irvine resources will also be provided.

About the Program

Are your unexamined biases hurting others? Or, are you losing precious energy and peace of mind from stereotypes hurled your way? Psychologist Derald Wing Sue brings his expertise as a therapist, researcher and educator to UC Irvine for two workshops to improve cross-cultural communications and to reduce conflicts across difference.

A co-founder of the Asian American Psychological Association and a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Professor Sue has more than 150 publications in leading academic journals and has counseled extensively on the debilitating effects of microaggressions – the daily encounters that convey negative messages to individuals based on their group status. He joins colleagues and participants to share insights and skills that promote individual health and thriving campus connections.

Participants may register for one or both workshops. Each workshop is 1.5 hours in duration and students participating in both workshops will receive special certification as part of the Passport to Leadership program from the Office of Student Life & Leadership.