This event will take place virtually at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT. Not in PDT or EDT? Check your time zone.
Join us as we partner with Columbia Women's Business Society Alumnae (CWBSA) and Columbia University Black Alumni Council (BAC) for an interactive session to break down microaggressions, analyze the sequence of common occurrences and identify important ways to intervene.
What are you experiencing, or causing others to experience?
Is anyone else noticing these brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intention or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes about marginalized social groups?
Join us for an interactive session to break down microaggressions, analyze the sequence of common occurrences and identify important ways to intervene.
Dr. Leona Hess '12SW is a change leader, systems thinker, and experiential facilitator with extensive experience supporting social change within institutions. In 2018, she joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as the Director of Strategy and Equity Education Programs where she is leading a transformational process to develop the capacity of leaders, staff and students and dismantle racism.
Trained in change management methodologies and relationship systems coaching, she facilitates opportunities to engage in deeper dialogue, challenge the status quo, promote critical thinking and systems thinking, and identify better decisions and sound actions towards systemic change. A transformational educator, she has taught master level courses at Columbia University and CUNY on contemporary social issues, focusing on racism, sexism, ableism, heterocentrism, etc. Dr. Hess holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a MSW from NYU and a BS from George Washington University.