"Honors week had a fantastic start April 8th, with an important conversation on microagressions in higher education hosted byStephanie Logan. Dr. Logan illustrated the definition of microagressions by sharing an informative video with us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJL2P0JsAS4 . She explained how we are all prone to microagressions in our lives as a part of oursubconscious, and then students shared their encounters with microagressions. This was truly an eye-opening/important event, so be sure to check out more honors Lunch and Learn events in the future!" - Dana Potter
"I attended the Lunch and Learn on April 8 put on by Dr. Logan about Racial Microagressions in Higher Education. I came into the Lunch and Learn not really knowing what the topic was about, but it turned out to be a very interesting topic and prompted a lot of discussion. Microagressions are things one person says that offends somebody else without realizing it. It can range from tensing up when you see a hooded African American to making the assumption that women must have children to fulfill their duties as a woman. There are many types of microagressions including race, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, etc. The only way to stop these microagressions is to understand what they are and to point them out to ourselves and others when they become present. We can also become an ally which shows our supports to people of all diversity, not only the ones listed. We must realize how hurtful these statements can be and the short and long term effects they can have on an individual.
I would encourage anyone to attend future Lunch and Learns, even if you do not know what the topic is about or think you are interested in it. It turned out to be an interesting and educating experience for all that attended and a few laughs were also involved. Get involved in honors program events! You will not regret it!" - Jacob Snyder