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The Slippery Slopes of Stereotyping: Getting a Handle on Ideas That Harm

Feb 12, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

Session presents a series of issues for understanding the common and difficult concepts of "racial" stereotypes and prejudice in the USA. Presenter will focus on the specific case of Asian/Asian Americans. Participants will engage in discussions of the day-to-day issues critical to beginning to explore both individual and institutional bias as well as impact on our lives and work.
This workshop will particularly benefit faculty and staff who are motivated to work to address unconscious and institutional racism in the classroom and in work settings.
The session assumes a very basic understanding of culture, identity development and prejudice. It will focus on the different ways race impacts perceptions and relationship. It seeks to introduce many of the complex aspects of both race and prejudice.


For UVM faculty and staff, you may register through PeopleSoft HR portal ( The code of the course is COM10.

For directions on how to register through PeopleSoft, please follow this link:

For students, you may register by e-mailing with your name, e-mail address and status (undergraduate, graduate, medical student, etc.)

Price: FREE

For more information, contact Center for Cultural Pluralism at 802-656-8833 or

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