Microaggressions: What they are and how to address them in real time

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom!


  • Members of other (not Maine) New England ATD chapters are welcome to join our monthly programs for free. Email Events@tdmaine.org for a registration code.

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM 

Location: ONLINE!   Registrants will receive a Zoom link

Microaggressions: What they are and how to address them in real time.

Many people in our communities and workplaces experience verbal, physical, and environmental slights every day based upon their gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, class, or other factors. While sometimes unintentional and often unnoticed by others, these experiences can make employees, clients, and participants feel singled out and unwelcome. Recognizing microaggressions early and responding effectively in the moment helps build a more open, collaborative, and productive environment and prevents escalation into actionable workplace harassment issues. In this interactive session we will explore common microaggressions, brainstorm and practice a range of effective intervention strategies, learn how to stay present and calm in challenging interactions, and discuss how to respond when we are the person who causes the harm.

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain awareness of how a different types of microaggressions are experienced in the workplace

2. Brainstorm and practice tools for effective intervention in-person and online.

3. Gain tools for managing adrenaline in stressful interactions.

4. Reflect on ways to respond when we are the cause of harm to another.

About the Presenter:

Clara Porter, MSW is the Director of Prevention. Action. Change. based in Portland which works to prevent, interrupt, and respond to violence by building awareness, verbal and physical skills, and tools for healing and growth. Clara has over 25 years of experience in the field of violence prevention, is nationally certified in Empowerment Self Defense with the National Women's Martial Arts Federation and Center for Anti-violence Education and in Advanced Trauma First Aide. She has worked with organizations and businesses throughout the region helping them to build safer and more welcoming workplaces.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before 5 calendar days before the scheduled program. Please email events@tdmaine.org with your inquiries.

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