Disarming Microaggressions

What are microaggressions? It’s a term that’s been around since the 70’s, but what are they and what is the impact on people who’ve been the target of a microaggression? How can you speak up as a bystander or ally? And if you’ve said something offensive, how can you recover and rebuild trust?

SunShower is excited to announce that this course is based on Dr. Derald Wing Sue’s work. Dr. Sue is the author of hundreds of articles and many books on microaggressions, including Microaggressions in Everyday Life and Microintervention Strategies.

Disarming Microaggressions shows learners how comments or questions that might sound harmless or even like compliments, actually carry a hidden message that hurts. The course includes activities to identify the hidden messages and then practice for how to speak up and interrupt a microaggression when it happens or afterwards.

“Joel Lesko and SunShower Learning have produced the gold standard of anti-bias training that will have a lasting and beneficial impact in business, industry and education. If equity, diversity and inclusion are important goals for your organization, community and the nation, then this interactive training video will teach employers and employees concrete skills to confront and disarm microaggressions (bias and bigotry). The training teaches targets, allies and bystanders specific actions that involve making the ‘invisible’ visible, disarming microaggressions, and educating offenders. It is filled with real-life examples of harmful microaggressions, along with tested intervention actions that can be taken to create norms that reinforce an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming environment.”

Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D.
Author, Microaggressions in Everyday Life, Microintervention Strategies

Winner of Telly Award For: Social Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, and Corporate Training