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DEI: Microaggressions and Implicit Bias - Am I Doing That?

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This presentation explores microaggressions and implicit bias of race/ethnicity, privilege, power and ableism that occur in education, academe, the workplace, and in clinical practice.  Descriptions and examples of the types of microaggressions are provided.  The perspective of targets, or microaggressees; perpetrators, or microaggressors; bystanders; and, allies is presented.  Strategies for eliminating microaggressions and implicit bias are provided that pertain to microaggressees, microaggressor, bystanders and allies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Describe microaggressions and the types of microagressions

2. Explain the impact of implicit bias and microaggressions on targets

3. Formulate a plan to eliminate microaggressions

Noma Anderson


Dr. Noma Anderson is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont.  She is a speech-language pathologist with areas of expertise in multicultural aspects of communication sciences and disorders, health and educational disparities, language acquisition, and microaggressions.  She has served ASHA as President and Vice President for Academic Affairs and has been Deputy Director of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. She is a Fellow and recipient of Association Honors from ASHA. 

Her degrees are from Hampton Institute (B.A.), Emerson College (M.S.), and University of Pittsburgh (PhD).

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