Navigating Microaggressions: A 360 View


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98144

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By Reverb DEI

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Have you had interactions with colleagues, clients, friends, or family related to race, gender, or another identity, that left you wishing you’d handled them differently? Have you felt embarrassed, offended, exhausted, guilty or unsure of what to do or say? In this interactive workshop you will learn how to communicate through what we call microaggressions – whether you’re a bystander or recipient, or you’ve made a negative impact on someone. We’ll explore how microaggression takes a toll on us all, and how to develop resilience through building tools and framework for navigating these conversations.

This workshop will operate under the following assumptions:
Racism exists.
No matter our intentions, impact matter.
Many of us want to do better and don’t know how.
Implicit bias causes us to interact differently with people who hold different identities than our own – none of us is “colorblind.”

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Workshop Fee:

$65 on or before October 30th
$75 after October 30th

Workshop Facilitators:

Michelle Muri finds power in exploring the way our unexplored narratives impede our personal freedom and impact in the world. A successful fundraising consultant, strategist and facilitator, Michelle brings expertise to local and international spaces, workshops and talks building awareness and momentum towards positive frameworks. Previous leadership experiences include a decade with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the largest immigrant rights organization in the US, as well as roles with iLEAP, Cedar River Clinics and Escuela Adelante. She is a current Social Venture Partners Brainerd Fellow, and a former Fellow of the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and NYU’s Lead the Way Fellowship for the Women of Color Policy Network. Michelle is a member of the Iranian American Women Foundation and a proud supporter of the racial justice and immigrant rights movements.

Laurie Carlsson has spent more than a decade working toward social change. She has extensive experience facilitating large group discussions, diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings, and train-the-trainer workshops. She’s led sessions for the University of Washington, the Pride Foundation, JustLead Washington, and The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. Laurie’s work leverages anti-oppression curricula best practices, bringing participants together through engaging activities and facilitated discussions. Laurie has led diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies for the University of Washington School of Law and served as Diversity Policy Coordinator for the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. She currently serves as a faculty member of JustLead Washington, an equity and leadership training program.