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Workplace Diversity Series

Living our values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence

The Workplace Diversity Series provides staff, supervisors and faculty an opportunity to learn about and discuss various workplace diversity issues with colleagues from across campus. Working in a diverse environment brings both opportunities and challenges. By becoming more informed, gaining skills, and having conversations with others, we can improve and enhance our workplace relationships as well as our overall campus environment. We all have a right to work in a place where we feel welcome, included, and appreciated. We also have a responsibility to do our part to create this type of environment for ourselves and others. But it’s not always easy. Attend the Workplace Diversity sessions to get information, ideas, and support in a safe, informative, and collegial environment.

Questions? Contact Marlo Goldstein Hode, Postdoctoral Fellow in Diversity Education and Research, at goldsteinhodem@missouri.edu.

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. and are free. Please feel free to bring your lunch! We ask that you sign up at least 48 hours in advance. Pre-registration is NOT required to attend, but sessions with less than 10 pre-registered participants will be cancelled. Participants who have pre-registered will receive an e-mail reminder about the session or notification in the case of cancellation.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Microaggressions at Mizzou

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Student Center 1209 A & B

Microaggressions are subtle, common, and often unintentional slights and many times feel hostile, derogatory, or negative towards underrepresented populations. They serve to invalidate or demean individuals and groups who occupy a marginalized status in society. They can have a devastating impact on people’s physical and mental well-being, as well as their ability to fully engage as members of any community. In this session, we will explore some of the common microaggressions that our students experience on our campus and in our classrooms. We will also discuss strategies for confronting microaggressions that we may face ourselves or that we witness. By building our awareness and skills in dealing with microaggressions, we can work towards a more inclusive learning and working environment at Mizzou.

Stephanie Hernandez

Presented by Stephanie Hernandez, Multiculture Centerexternal link
Stephanie Hernandez is the new Coordinator of the Multicultural Center. She has a Master of Arts degree from Rutgers University in Women’s and Gender Studies and has been working in Student Affairs since July 2012. She has a passion for understanding multicultural education and working for underrepresented student populations. Contact Stephanie at HernandezSM@missouri.edu or 573-882-7152.

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Last Updated: March 16, 2015