Thursday, February 13,2020, 7pm to 8pm, light refreshments to follow
"Understanding Micro-aggressions" with Maruska Lynch
Portland Baha'i Center
8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, Oregon 97203
Maruska Lynch will address micro-aggressions from her experience as an immigrant from Slovenia. She holds a degree in Intercultural Communication and has worked in the non-profit world. “Micro-aggressions may seem small, and many times no harm is intended,” Lynch notes, “but marginalized and underserved people experience them many times a day. For those who deal with them continually, it’s relentless and can cause lasting harm.”
“If you’ve ever been followed in a store, been the one person in line made to show id, been spoken to in too slow or simple manner - or not spoken to at all - these are forms of micro-aggressions,” states Lynch. “By better understanding what micro-aggressions are, we can learn to recognize and interrupt them.”
Join us after the presentation for conversation and snacks. Free!