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Lunch & Learn: Exploring Microaggression and Implicit Bias

November 13, 2019 : 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion Lunch & Learn: ​

Exploring Microaggression and Implicit Bias in Our Lives and Communities

Wednesday, November 13
12:30-2 p.m., Alger Hall 110
Rhode Island College

A town hall-style conversation featuring:

DDI Lunch & Learn

  • Warren Miller, Asst. Prof., Social Work – An Afro-Latino gay cisgender male whose research and practice focuses on exploring the lived experiences people of color related to HIV stigma.
  • Kymberlee O’Brien, Asst. Prof., Psychology – A stress researcher/neuroscientist who studies the effect​s of social stressors like implicit biases and microaggressions.
  • Pegah Rahmanian, Director, Unity Center – The child of Iranian immigrants, queer, Muslim who has spent the last 15 years in youth development and who provides identity specific programming, education, and resources at RIC’s Unity Center.

Student moderator: Ronya Traynham – A senior in youth development and Africana studies, whose passion is advocacy and social justice in education.

This important conversation promises to be a spirited discussion of professional and lived experiences, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the panelists and moderators.

All are invited to attend and participate. We hope to see you there.


November 13, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Street
Providence, RI 02908 United States