Anna Coats on Microaggressions

SLIS 720 will host a virtual live session with Anna Coats April 9th, 2020

“Microaggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group, particularly culturally marginalized groups. This session will focus on racial microaggressions, which are rooted in the United States of America’s long history of racism and xenophobia. This session will focus on how this history, whether we as individuals are aware of it or not, affects present day library services and provide strategies for self education, standing up for ourselves, and / or standing up for colleagues and patrons who are on the receiving end of microaggressions.”

Recorded Lecture: https://sites.google.com/view/bakerlectures/guest-lectures

Part of the Augusta Baker Lecture effort and the course SLIS 752 – Diversity in Libraries.

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