The Power of Microaggressions & Microaffirmations

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 -
8:00am to 11:15am EST
Philanthropy New York, 4th Floor, 79 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
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In our commitment to philanthropy, all of us are looking to make sure that our individual and professional missions are aligned with our actions. In our daily fast paced lives, there are often small things, with a big impact that can directly impact others on our teams and organizations. Microaggressions can diminish and stigmatize people and according to a recent Gallup poll, microaggressions contribute $450 billion to $550 billion per year loss in U.S. workforce productivity. What are they? Microaggressions are the subtle ways in which body and verbal language convey oppressive idealogy about power, privilege against marginalized identities. (The Microaggressions Project). Are we aware of our own behavior and attitudes?

Join us for a discussion and workshop led by an expert in the field of diversity and inclusion globally Tanya M. Odom. 

  • Different types of microaggressions that exist in our society
  • Causes and implications of  microaggressions
  • What are the implications in the workplace?
  • Countering microaggressions with microaffirmations 


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All interested funders. 


9:00-9:15 AM Check-in
9:15-11:15 PM Program
Registration is required by January 19th.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number.  Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)
Can't attend in person? You can watch the discussion via livestream
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