University of Michigan
Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium
4250 Plymouth Road Garden Level
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Scholars use the phrase “social location” to capture how the intersection of social identities: race, gender, orientation, religion, and social class positions one in a particular place within society. This interactive workshop integrates a historical and current analysis of workplace patterns that identify the array of factors shaping the connections/crossroads of social identity behaviors in the workplace. Additionally, the workshop creates a space for attendees to become aware of social identity challenges while empowering them with knowledge and strategies to effect positive change in their current workplace culture(s) through dialogue. The workshop is a unique exploration of various types of privilege, layers of invisibility, and levels of micro-aggression within the work environment aimed at providing Diversity Officers, managers, supervisors, and employees with strategies to navigate “social location” in the modern day workplace.
The Workshop Will: