Disrupting Microaggressions Workshop

Interested in learning about implicit bias and microaggressions?

Join us on Monday July 26th from 3-4:30 pm for an interactive 1857 sponsored training “Implicit Bias and Microaggressions: Effective Responses and Actions.”

Psychologist and Professor Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., defines microaggressions as “the everyday slights, indignities, put-downs, and insults that people of color, women, LGBT populations, or those who are marginalized experience in their day-to-day interactions with people.” For those who experience them, microaggressions tend to create a hostile and invalidating climate and affect individuals deeply. 

This interactive session will focus not just on recognizing bias and microaggressions but also on learning intervention strategies and skills to respond and take action. Presenter Alanna Aiko Moore and co-presenter, Jaena Alabi, will teach intervention strategies and demonstrate how to take action. Issues discussed will include power and impact, intersectionality, different types of bias and microaggressions, and strategic intervention strategies. Participants will also explore personal experience scenarios and intervention strategies from various perspectives, including perpetrator, witness/bystander, and target. This workshop will be a combination of lecture, small group work and large group discussion.

Check your personal email for the Zoom link via our Local 1857 Weekly Update, or email local1857bipoccommittee@gmail.com for more details.

Presenter Alanna Aiko Moore currently works as a Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies & Gender Studies, UC San Diego Library and has been the past President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.

Many thanks to the Local 1857 BIPOC Task Force for creating an opportunity for further training and education around the issue of microaggressions so that we may create a more inclusive workplace!

Outgoing President Carrie Rolph drinking from her "Stick with the Union" mug

Celebrating Carrie: 1857 Leadership Transition

Carrie Rolph has been an incredible leader and worker advocate for the last 8 years as Local 1857 President. We are sad to see her leave Local 1857, but congratulate her on accepting the Assistant Operations Manager position at Fairwood. Her skills, expertise, and advocacy are an asset to KCLS and to our greater unions. With gratitude for Carrie’s many years of service, we ask you to join us in celebration by writing a message on Carrie’s Kudos Board. And without further ado we welcome Rai Yiannakos as Interim Local 1857 President!