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Microaggressions and Implicit Bias Workshop

YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont
4610 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97213, US (map)



Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

Microaggressions or Microinequities are the “unintentional or intentional slights, hurtful words, put downs and/or insults that trigger an emotional response from the person to whom it is directed.” If left unaddressed over a period of time, the impact (which are often invisible to the naked eye), can be devastating to a person’s mental and physical health with long-term consequences. In this four hour workshop, discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions:

  • What are the different types of microaggressions? What causes them? And what is the impact they have on individuals’ emotional and physical health? How about its effects on equities related to race, gender, age and sexual orientation?
  • How do we identify and address the behaviors associated with the term and how do we disrupt them when they happen?
  • Apply tools and skills to minimize the impact of microaggressions, whether you’re an unintentional perpetrator, or a bystander, or a recipient.
  • Participants will get the opportunity to learn from each other through stories, discussions and experiential activities

YWCA of Greater Portland
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.