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Diversity Dialogues

To engage in civil discourse:

  • Be ready to listen for understanding.
  • Think about ways to solve problems together.
  • Be accountable for what you say and do.
  • Be open and think critically about what you hear.
  • Acknowledge communities strengths.
  • Find ways to create positive change.

 Kevin Leo Yabut NadalDiversity Dialogues: Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5 p.m.
Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium 

Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal, Ph.D. is an award-winning scholar/activist who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center (GC) at the City University of New York (CUNY), as well as an Associate Professor of psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and GC- CUNY.

He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Finally, he is the host of Out Talk with Dr. Kevin Nadal - a talk show focusing on social justice issues in the United States.

Nadal will give a presentation on Microaggressions which are defined as brief and commonplace daily, verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative sights.

The presentation will be followed by questions and answers. Light refreshments will be served. 


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