Microaggressions are indirect, subtle, or unintentional statements or acts directed at members of marginalized groups. These small incidents add up and make spaces feel unwelcoming. Join your colleagues for a discussion of microaggressions and how they impact us, our colleagues, and our patrons, using this month's article as a starting point.
Lee, M.J., Collins, J.D., Harwood, S.A. et al. "'If you aren’t White, Asian or Indian, you aren’t an engineer': racial microaggressions in STEM education." International Journal of STEM Education 7, 48 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-020-00241-4. The article is open access and freely available from the publisher's website.
For an introduction to microaggressions in academic libraries, see LaBossiere, T. and Deese, A. (2020). "Keeping up with...microaggressions." ACRL Keeping Up With... March 2020. http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/microaggressions
Discussion Leader: Laura Barnes, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center