Interrupting Microaggressions

Interrupting Microaggressions

This interactive two-part workshop (June 3rd & 17th) will help participants understand implicit bias and microaggressions, learn how to stop perpetuating bias and microaggressions, and develop a strategy for interrupting microaggressions when they happen. The workshops are structured to be generative and interactive. There are two parts, each being 2 hours long. Prerequisites: A basic understanding of oppression, racism, and other forms of social inequality is necessary to recognize and interrupt microaggressions. Please check with us if you are unsure about your capacity.

Part 1- Monday, June 3rd (Setting the Foundation)

  • Define and understand both implicit bias and microaggressions
  • Learn about the impact of implicit bias and microaggressions
  • Understand strategies for stopping bias and microaggressions

Part 2 – Monday, June 17th (Plan and Practice Interrupting)

  • Deepen your practice of interrupting bias and microaggressions
  • Get real examples of how bias and microaggressions happen
  • Develop a plan and practice interrupting when you witness bias and microaggressions
  • Understand the importance of apologizing and how to do it well

What you get with this workshop:

  • An opportunity to connect with other individuals and businesses/organizations working to understand and eliminate racist systems and institutions.
  • Two or more facilitators to provide a highly interactive workshop.
  • A slide deck to prepare for the workshop, including definitions and links to additional resources.
  • A copy of the slides from the workshop.
  • Practice interrupting microaggressions with real-world examples generated by people in the community.
  • A Usawa Consulting Certificate of Completion for this workshop.
  • Access to the Usawa Consulting team if you have follow-up questions.



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Un/underemployed, no wealth or savings, insecure housing, and limited expendable income.
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Employed, some savings and expendable income, secure housing, access to financial support if needed.
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Own or rent a quality home, substantial expendable income, adequate savings, access to wealth.

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