10 September 2018, 8:00AM
until 14 September 2018, 5:00PM
— Cowgill Lobby
Cowgill Lobby: Microaggressions: A CAUS Diversity Initiative Exhibition
hosted by the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Diversity Committee
Microaggressions are the often unintentional everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs or insults that have a negative long-term impact on individuals, groups and organizations. Our exhibition demonstrates that microaggressions are a shared experience in CAUS regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, political affiliation or other categories that are often used to distinguish one group from another. The exhibition includes a series of fictionalized stories based on narratives submitted by CAUS faculty, staff and students about how microaggressions impact their daily lives. Our intent with this project is for exhibition visitors to see themselves and their own experiences represented through the stories, which we hope will lead to more open conversations about microaggressions and improve the climate in CAUS and across campus. The exhibition will be displayed in the lobby of Cowgill Hall during InclusiveVT week (September 10-14) with a reception and discussion scheduled for September 12, 3:00-5:00pm. Please join us!