Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

Addressing Microaggressions
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion and Customer Service
Event Description
Discover how everyday comments and actions can unintentionally hurt or harm someone. Participants will build skills and practice strategies to recognize and interrupt microaggressions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize microaggressions and explain what they are
  • Develop strategies for interrupting microaggressions in both others and ourselves
  • Identify resources for support and continued learning

Katie Mattise (they/them pronouns) joined Kent State in 2016, first serving as program coordinator and later as assistant director of the LGBTQ+ Center. Through this position, Katie worked across Kent State to educate, advocate and be a resource to the LGBTQ+ community. Prior to Kent State, they worked at various universities in residence life. Katie now serves as a director in the Division of People, Culture and Belonging. Through this role, they work with others to create, provide and facilitate opportunities for people to engage in meaningful conversation around various social justice topics.

Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in English Literature and a Master of Science in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University. Katie’s passion lies in social justice, and they are excited to collaborate with Kent State stakeholders, on and off campus.


Online via Zoom
Contact Person
Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in learning about and addressing microaggressions
Competency:  Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Customer Service

Non-Member Cost:      $40
NEO-RLS Bronze Member Cost:  $24
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   FREE
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE
NEO-RLS Individual Member Cost:  $20

This event will not be recorded.  This is the policy of the Kent State University's  Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and also helps to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of those engaged in the discussion.  Please only register if you are able to attend at the time of the Zoom session.

This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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