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Identifying Microaggressions, Discussing Responses and Changing Behavior

Session Description:

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate derogatory or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to identify and respond to microaggressions, and practice strategies on how to make effective changes in behavior.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the term microaggression and identify microaggressions by developing observing skills. 
  • Discuss appropriate language to use when teaching in CPD courses.
  • Explore the concept and importance of a brave space for learners to discuss microaggressions.
  • Identify practical approaches to addressing a microaggression in real time. 


Tichianaa Armah, MD
Senior Faculty, Weitzman Institute
Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale School of Medicine

Janet P. Hafler, EdD
Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning
Yale School of Medicine

Allison L. Rentfro, PhD
Executive Director, Continuing Medical Education
Yale School of Medicine


Live Zoom Link
06/12/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/14/2024
06/12/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/14/2024 Click this link to join the live event on June 12th, 2024. Participants will be able to join 5 minutes prior to the 2:00 p.m. ET.