Rhode Island College recognizes that society as a whole is characterized by its rich diversity, that this diversity is a basic strength, and that such diversity is expected to increase, both within society and within the College community. As an institution of higher education, the College is committed to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for the increasingly diverse backgrounds and beliefs of those who comprise the College community, as well as the larger community of which Rhode Island College is a part.
Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion Presents
DDI Lunch & Learn: Exploring Microaggression and Implicit Bias in Our Lives and Communities
Wednesday, November 13
12:30-2 p.m., Alger Hall 110
A town hall-style conversation featuring:
Warren Miller, Asst. Prof., Social Work – An Afro-Latino gay cisgender male whose research and practice focuses on exploring the lived experiences people of color related to HIV stigma.
Kymberlee O’Brien, Asst. Prof., Psychology – A stress researcher/neuroscientist who studies the effects of social stressors like implicit biases and microaggressions.
Pegah Rahmanian, Director, Unity Center – The child of Iranian immigrants, queer, Muslim who has spent the last 15 years in youth development and who provides identity specific programming, education, and resources at RIC’s Unity Center.
Student moderator: Ronya Traynham - A senior in youth development and Africana studies, whose passion is advocacy and social justice in education.
This important conversation promises to be a spirited discussion of professional and lived experiences, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the panelists and moderators.
All are invited to attend and participate. We hope to see you there.