Save the date! This month we are co-hosting our meeting with ABCD-W3. We hope you can join us on December 14th, 2:30-4:00pm for a workshop lead by Domonic Rollins, Senior Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the Deans, on microagressions. Please note, we will meet at the HGSE Longfellow Building, Room 228.
Title: What's all the talk about microagressions?
Summary: Microagressions are an everyday occurrence of exclusion that marginalized and minoritized people face. The purpose of this workshop is to create awareness surrounding the common occurrences of microaggresions, and explore the outcomes associated with the experience of microaggressions particularly for women working in IT. Collectively, participants will discover techniques to minimize the occurrence of microaggressions and ways to respond when someone has been microaggressive.
Bio: Domonic serves as the Senior Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the Deans in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership and vision for diversity and inclusion initiatives to align with the school-wide priorities. Also, he executes a broad range of strategic and tactical activities related to the identification, development, and delivery of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, students, and staff. A hallmark of Domonic's work is translating big ideas regarding diversity and inclusion, into practical solutions and considerations for organizations and interpersonal relationships. Previously, he served as the Senior Education and Training Specialist in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on issues of professional socialization, structural barriers to inclusive environments, social justice training in universities, and pathways to senior leadership for minoritized university administrators. His dissertation research investigated how Black male administrators navigate racism in higher education. Passion areas for Domonic include diversity, social justice, organizational dynamics, and supervision. Domonic earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland-College Park.