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Combating Bias: Turning Microaggression into Microinclusion

Join Dr. Caprice Hollins, Professor Michelle Gonzalez, and Washington Women Lawyers for an invigorating and eye-opening training on combating implicit bias when faced with microaggression in our daily lives and, specifically, in the legal community.

When we engage in conversations across cultures, there is always the risk that what we say might offend someone. Oftentimes, we don’t even know why what we said was offensive.  But, rather than risk offending others, many people avoid cross cultural dialogue altogether or cling to “politically correct” terminology. The tightrope we walk and the mental labor that ensues is exhausting and often leaves everyone involved feeling unheard or misunderstood.

Dr. Caprice D. Hollins will present on what has commonly become known as microaggressions, Participants will learn what microaggressions are, why people often react the way they do, and explore for engaging effectively across cultures when racial tension exists in our personal and professional relationships. Dr. Hollins was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received an M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California.

Michelle Gonzalez will follow up Dr. Hollins’ training by leading a discussion tying the training to the legal profession. This discussion will encourage dialogue on what we can do as lawyers and legal professions to turn microaggressions into microinclusions.  Michelle Gonzalez Michelle Gonzalez earned joint degrees, JD and MPA, from University of California, Berkeley School of Law and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1994. She grew up in East Los Angeles and attended public schools. She earned a B.A. in American Studies from Occidental College.

OCTOBER 19, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Training

K&L GATES 925, 4th Ave #2900, Seattle, WA

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour

Pending 3.5 WA Ethics CLE

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