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NASIG Equity & Inclusion Presents: Microaggressions Matter: Small Actions That Cause Unintended Harm

  • April 19, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 410


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Microaggressions are common, often subtle actions, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously, that can have serious impacts on others. The literature shows that people who are regularly subjected to microaggressions experience a reduced quality of life and can even have a reduced life expectancy. From simple word choices to gestures rooted in good intentions, the little things we say and do can have unintended consequences and cause significant harm. In this interactive program participants will learn about common microaggressions and the hidden, harmful messages they send to people in vulnerable populations. Participants will leave with a greater awareness of the most commonly encountered microaggressions and resources to continue their education


Dr. Leo Taylor is the Program Manager for Faculty and Staff Affairs in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. In this role he serves as an educator and consultant for the college, university, and broader community. In addition to his work at Ohio State he delivers local, national, and international workshops on salient diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. He is frequently sought after for consultations on issues such as inclusive and equitable hiring practices, gender identity, pronouns, and implicit bias. Leo was born and raised in Muncie, IN and received his B.S. and M.S. from Ball State University. He received his PhD from Cornell University. Leo has delivered hundreds of workshops, webinars, conference presentations, guest lectures, and keynote addresses on a variety of DEI topics with a specialty in queer and transgender cultural competencies. Leo’s praxis is rooted in the conviction that modeling vulnerability and embodying radical authenticity is an impactful way to help others feel personally connected to social justice work. Leo is passionate about issues affecting people who are women, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, living with HIV, and those struggling with the unwarranted stigma associated with pathologized neurodivergence. In addition to his professional work, Leo has served as a life coach, mentor, and support group facilitator for graduate students and individuals from some of the most marginalized populations


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