Microaggressions Are Just the Beginning: Impact on the Professional Student

July 28, 2021 7:00pm ET
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07/28/21 7:00 PM Microaggressions Are Just the Beginning: Impact on the Professional Student Microaggressions Are Just the Beginning: Impact on the Professional Student

healthcare workers holding up signs representing microagressions

The disease of microaggressions impacts us all. It has origins in psychology and connects in our everyday life, including education settings. It impacts our health and belonging. Led by Touro College of Dental Medicine faculty and a panel of experts, this informative online discussion will provide medical and dental professionals, educators and students with the knowledge to understand, acknowledge and respond to microaggressions and unconscious bias. A Q&A session will follow.

  • Learn what microaggressions are, their connection to education and impact on learning
  • Understand how to assess and measure microaggressions, and prevent it from becoming just a “trendy buzz word”
  • Evaluate how unconscious bias impacts the way people are perceived in the workplace, in education, in leadership, in research and in the medical profession
  • Develop the knowledge to become an effective ally for marginalized groups and how to speak out against injustices or other practical actions in support of a racially just world
  • Learn how to respond as the target, as a bystander or as the microaggressor and where to seek help

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Brian Shue

Brian Shue, D.D.S.

President, American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists

Dr. Shue has been the editor of the San Diego County Dental Society since 2006 and an associate editor of the California Dental Association Journal since 2009. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is the dental director of a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Kevin Gin

Kevin Gin, Ph.D.

Senior Strategic Partner for Institutional Initiatives & Assessment, California State University, East Bay

Dr. Gin is an accomplished published author and speaker on topics including racism and inclusion among Asian American college students; race and racism in the world of social media; the impact of racialized hate encountered on social media by students of color at a predominately White institution; and the benefits of web technology on the academic experience of first-generation college students.

Pamela Alston

Pamela Alston, D.D.S.

President, National Dental Association

Dr. Alston is president of the National Dental Association which promotes oral health equity among people of color by harnessing the collective power of its members, advocating for the needs of and mentoring dental students of color, and raising the profile of the profession in our communities. She is also the dental director at the Eastmont Wellness Center in Oakland and has been providing dental services to the underserved and disadvantaged communities of Alameda County and beyond since 1983. Her experience includes more than 10 years of providing dental care at Santa Rita and North County jails and more than 20 years at the Central Health Center in Oakland.

Kathy O'Loughlin

Kathy O’Loughlin, D.M.D.

Executive Director, American Dental Association

Dr. O’Loughlin is the executive director of the American Dental Association, the nation’s leading advocate for oral health. She is a nationally recognized leader in the health care, nonprofit and education sectors, and she speaks around the country about the profession of dentistry, oral health care delivery, public health policy, dental practitioner mental health and wellness, interprofessional collaboration within health care delivery, and on the need for diversity within the dental profession. She was the first female dental school class president and valedictorian of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is the first female executive director of the American Dental Association, which was founded in 1859.

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