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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021

'Avoiding Microaggressions within Service Learning and Community-Engaged Learning' - February 11

Please join the Civic and Community Engagement Office for the webinar "Avoiding Microaggressions within Service Learning and Community-Engaged Learning" on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. This event is presented by Campus Compact as part of its National Webinar Series and is free to members of the Buffalo State College community. Speakers are Kirsten Case Fuller, Julie Dierberger, and Latrina Parker.

Community-engaged experiences provide the opportunity for faculty members to collaborate authentically and reciprocally with partners who often represent historically disenfranchised communities where policy, resource allocation, and deficit-based communication strategies had an impact on growth, perception, and development. This recipe results in implicit bias that exists in everyone, and as a result, microaggressions occur. That is exactly what happened on our campus and in our community. As community engagement professionals, during our support of faculty service-learning instruction and implementation, we started to see and hear an increasing number of microaggressions from faculty members, community partners, and students. In response to these microaggressions occurring within service-learning experiences on our campus, we developed workshops for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to dedicate time and space to explore their journey with these concepts and to arm them with tools and strategies to address bias in community engagement work and to respond to microaggressions when they occur. This interactive session provides attendees with hands-on learning about implicit bias, microaggressions, microresistence strategies, and lessons learned from one campus’s journey to involve all community engagement stakeholders in these conversations. Participants will explore how they can engage their campus and community in opportunities to learn about microaggressions and microresistance and to develop strategies for their own community-engaged work to address these issues.

Please register online for this webinar and for as many others in the National Webinar Series as you would like.

Submitted by: Naomi W. Hall
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