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Conference Proceeding

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Publication Title

39th Annual Conference of The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender


The focus of this workshop is the often overlooked day-to-day wearing down of people in oppressed groups as recipients of microaggressions. While most who are sympathetic to this problem know what a microaggression is, faculty, staff and students tend to fear addressing such aggressions. They simply may not know how to do so effectively. In this hands-on workshop participants will grapple with specific scenarios and be invited to try out different communicative responses and other tools to work toward creating a more inclusive climate for all. The workshop comes from an intersectional feminist perspective, shinning a light on oppressive behaviors tied to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and disability—mental health, an area largely unrecognized.