Virtual Circle Invitation – Connect via Zoom

Spinning Straw Into Gold: Microaggressions as Teachable Moments

with Shahanna McKinney Baldon and Davey Shlasko

Using insights from the inhales and exhales of the Presencing Institute’s recent GAIA Journey, What do you do when you witness someone say or do something that they don’t realize is racist, sexist, ableist, or otherwise offensive? What do you do when someone tells you you did something offensive, and you have no idea what was offensive about it? In this session we’ll explore some common, everyday acts that can – against your best intentions – be incredibly hurtful. We’ll identify how such microaggressions relate to the larger systems of oppression like racism, classism, heterosexism and so on. Most importantly, we’ll practice skills for addressing microaggressions when they come up, without blame or punishment, in order to create opportunities for healing and learning and foster an environment where everyone can feel safe and respected.

Co-facilitators:  Shahanna McKinney Baldon and Davey Shlasko

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Please let us know of any access needs you may have by 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, Aug. 11. 

Friday, August 14, from 10:30am-12:00pm
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