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Micro-interventions for Responding to Bias (Part I) – August 2021

    August 26th, 2021  3:00PM – 6:00PM EST

    Real conversations about race, gender, justice, and diversity are needed more than ever but sometimes those candid conversations inevitably result in the same microaggressions that under-represented individuals face every day. How can we think about “micro-interventions” that not only address what’s happening in the moment but proactively prevent future harm and create the kind of “just” culture that we want to see?

    In this highly interactive workshop using polls, case studies, and role playing, students, postdocs, and faculty will practice how to:
    · Effectively respond when harassment, callous behavior, or insensitive remarks occur;
    · Engage parties who have caused harm to others in ways that deescalate the situation and recognize the power differentials that often prevent intervention;
    · Model bystander interventions to create a culture where harassment and bias incidents are less likely to occur or re-occur.

    Ada Gregory, Associate Director for Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Student Ombudsperson for Duke University’s graduate, undergraduate, and professional students will lead the discussion. She will also provide CSQC with a “bystander intervention” quick reference guide.