First Year Programs

Race & Equity Initiative in Action

April 25, 2016

First Year Programs partnered with the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity to host an “Interrupting Micro Aggressions” workshop for First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leaders. The workshop was led by Dr. Ralina Joseph and inspired by the UW Race & Equity Initiative.  FIG Leaders will share the nine tactics to interrupt a micro aggression with their first year students this fall in their General Studies 199: The University Community course.

Throughout the training several students shared how they will interrupt daily micro aggressions

"I heard student having animated conversations together, and I think the "interruptions" will infiltrate their everyday lives." - Dr. Ralina Joseph