Diversity and Inclusion Forum 2019: Microaggressions, Commerce Building, Thursday, 12. December 2019

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias in the Workplace
Join us for an engaging discussion regarding Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, the associated/embedded symptoms, and how all of these elements play themselves out - and, particularly, come to a head - within the business/professional setting. This session will conclude with strategies and recommendations for proactively addressing implicit bias and microaggressions in these spheres.

Natasha Johnson
Dr. Natasha Johnson is an Instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. A career educator since 2001, her research is focused on critical theory, equity, and social justice leadership within the K-20+ sector. Her other research areas include intersectionality, educational law, policy, and governance, and curriculum development. Dr. Johnson holds multi-state reciprocity and has previously served as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant dean, instructional leader, and curriculum developer in New York, Mississippi, and Jamaica, W.I. She currently serves as the ACJS (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) Executive Counselor for both the Restorative and Community Justice and the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship sections. She was also named a 2019 UCEA (the University Council of Educational Administration in conjunction with the American Educational Research Association (AERA)) David L. Clark scholar. A Georgia State University alumna, she earned her Doctor of Education from the College of Education and Human Development in May 2019. Her work has been published in the Taylor & Francis Routledge Focus series, Sage, and Criminal Justice Review.
Thaddeus Johnson 
Thaddeus L. Johnson is a Ph.D. Criminology & Criminal Justice candidate in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. An Andrew Young Fellowship recipient, he also serves as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA), teaching CRJU 2110 (Policing in America) and CRJU 2700 (American Criminal Courts). Mr. Johnson’s research interests include urban violence, police professionalism, and police behavior. More specifically, his research centers on the link between college-education and various policing outcomes, including police shootings, homicides, and homicide clearances. To better understand the value of educational attainment and related policies in law enforcement, he employs econometric methods to evaluate policy-relevant questions. In other lines of research, he has examined racial disparities in sentencing, the changing prison population, and physician deviance. The first author of a Taylor & Francis Routledge Focus series book, Thaddeus' most recent work appears in the Criminal Justice Policy Review.

 Registration/Check-in opens at 11 a.m.
Networking lunch beings at 11:30 a.m.
The program begins at 12 p.m.

This is a free event with limited space. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
If you are NOT able to attend once you have registered, please cancel your registration at least 2 days prior to the event or contact our office at diversity@

Need a vegetarian or vegan option for lunch or have other dietary restrictions? Please be sure to respond to the dietary restriction question on the registration form.
Need to request disability accommodations for this event? Please email diversity@gsu.edu, Subject: "Accommodation" or call 404-413-2569 with your request making sure to provide your name and the event name/date.

Diversity and Inclusion Forum 2019: Microaggressions

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