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February 14, 2022: "Microaggressions and Microinterventions"

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Virtual 
  • Ms. Alicia Cohen, Director of Diversity Programs in the Office for Inclusion and Diversity, Virginia Tech
  • Faculty Host: DEI Committee

Abstract: This Interactive workshop will examine how bias, microaggressions, and stereotypes result in subtle forms of prejudice and identify strategies to address these when they occur.

Bio: Alicia Cohen is the Director of Diversity Programs and the Intercultural Engagement Center in the Office for Inclusion and Diversity. She develops and facilitates diversity education sessions
for faculty, staff, and students on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Alicia began her career at Virginia Tech in 1989 as the coordinator of student organizations.
After working 10 years in student activities, she moved to multicultural affairs as assistant to
the vice president. She has served in multiple capacities in several university offices focusing on
issues of diversity and inclusion.

She earned her B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Lyman Briggs School at Michigan
State University and her M.A. in College and University Administration with a Health Promotion
Cognate from Michigan State University.