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!

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Have you ever wanted more options to keep up to date with your union?

Well now you can! We are very excited to announce that local 1857 recently rolled out a new secure text-based notification system for all members. This service will be used to provide our members with reminders of general membership meetings, information about upcoming union events, and updates on contract negotiations as they unfold.

This is an 1857 members-only service, and you are free to opt-out or change your designated phone number at any time. Please click here to be taken to the secure registration form,  and—while we work out the kinks—please allow up to one week to receive your first text.

Members at a Local 1857 Annual Picnic

Local 1857 Annual Picnic

Local 1857 Annual Picnic
Saturday, July 27th, 4-7:30 PM

Confluence Park Issaquah.
655 Rainier Blvd N.

Please join Local 1857 for food, beverages, and fun!
Children, friends, and family of members welcome.

Burgers, hot dogs, and beverages provided by Local 1857.
Bring a potluck dish to share if you’d like.

Members at a Local 1857 Annual Picnic

Local 1857 Annual Picnic

Local 1857 Annual Picnic
Saturday, August 4th, 4-8pm

Crossroads International Park
16140 NE 8th Street
(At the picnic shelters closest to NE 8th)

Please join Local 1857 for food, beverages, and fun!
Children, friends, and family of members welcome.

Burgers, hot dogs, and beverages provided by Local 1857.
Bring a potluck dish to share if you’d like.

Members at a Local 1857 Annual Picnic

King County Labor Day Picnic

Join Local 1857 and Local 2083 (Seattle Public Library) at the King County Labor Council’s Labor Day Cookout in Tukwila!

Monday, September 4th, 11am-3pm
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila 98168

BBQ + plenty of kid-friendly activities, including a bouncy house!

The Puget Sound Labor Agency will be hosting a silent auction, and several unions and community partners will have tables with information on how to deepen your experience within each organization.