Community Event: Using Microresistance to Combat Microaggressions with Lisa Maddox
10:00 am to 11:30 am
This interactive workshop is designed to discuss a humanistic approach to navigating microaggressions by introducing the Microaggressions Triangle Model. This model is a framework for understanding and addressing microaggressions by dissecting microaggressions from various viewpoints: the source, the recipient and the bystander. This model utilizes restorative justice practices to help individuals learn skills in addressing microaggressions and to create opportunities to repair the harm and trauma caused by acts of microaggressions.
Bio: Lisa Maddox is the Director of Business Development and Community Outreach at the Multicultural Wellness Center (MWC). She joined MWC in August 2019. She comes to MWC with 16 years of working experience in the Worcester Public Schools as a School Adjustment and Guidance Counselor, Community Liaison, and Social Emotional Learning district trainer. Lisa has a B.S. in Urban Studies (concentration: Health and Human Services), an M.A. in Social Rehabilitation and Counseling, and a C.A.G.S. in Special Education from Assumption (College) University. In addition, Lisa coordinates and facilitates a black-identity, social-emotional youth development group for BIPOC youth between the ages of 13-17 utilizing culture as a protective factor. She has facilitated various trainings for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding the following topics: Healing in the Discomfort of Racial Trauma, Identity-based Biases, Trauma and Healing, and Using Micro-resistance to Combat Microaggressions.
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Location: Unity Hall - RM420