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Micro-aggressions Activity

Micro-aggressions Activity

As part of the Speak Up Stand Up! Campaign (find out more here) we want to form a working group of Ambassadors to help co-produce material exploring the subject of micro-aggressions*.

Through the delivery of a session exploring what micro-aggressions are, we will look to co-produce tailored micro-aggressions you yourself may have experienced or witnessed.

Your working group will then be tasked with delivering a 30 minute workshop at the Student Leadership Conference at the Students’ Union, co-ordinating your own ‘Where do you draw the line?’ activity (find out more here) and facilitating a discussion around micro-aggressions and how best to tackle them.

*Micro-aggressions – a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.

Focus

The focus of this group will be to explore what micro-aggressions are, how we identifying them as being an issue and how do we challenge them via an active bystander approach (find out more here).

Objectives

Our aim is to develop an understanding of micro-aggressions with a group of Ambassadors, with the outlook of developing a 30 minute training session for a large group of students at the Student Leadership Conference on Wednesday 2nd May between 4pm – 4.30pm.

Structure

We will be holding a micro-aggressions group meeting on Thursday 19th April from 4.30pm – 6pm at University Place, room 5.210. In this interactive session we’ll explore what micro-aggressions are and an active bystander approach to tackling them. We’ll also be developing ideas for your own ‘Where do you draw the line?’ activity.

The second part of the activity will involve actually delivering your activity as a working group during the Student Leadership Conference. You will also facilitate a discussion and record feedback from participants.

Time commitment

We expect you to commit a total of approximately 2 hours for this activity: 1.5 hours for the meet-up and 30 minutes for the actual delivery of the activity.

Skills & experience you’ll develop: 

  • Public speaking
  • Team work
  • Events management
  • Develop your understanding of diversity & inclusion
  • Time management skills
  • Boost your CV

If you are interested and want to get involved please sign up to the following session via this link – click here.

To find out more please email Lewis Toumazou – lewis.toumazou@manchester.ac.uk

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