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Self-care, Vulnerability and Resilience: Disarming Intersectional Microaggressions with Nicole L. Jackson, Ph.D.

October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Thirty years ago, Audre Lorde described the act of self-care as a fundamental tool to combat oppressive forces, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Today, her words echo with a timely refrain in a U.S. political landscape fraught with the promotion of myopic agendas and the devaluation of anyone not White, able-bodied, heterosexual, cisgender, and male. This workshop will focus on the factors that buffer against and dismantle the deleterious impact of microaggressions. First, a brief overview of microaggression theory will be presented to frame the socio-cultural context of contemporary manifestations of oppression.  Second, the relationship between trauma, discrimination and vulnerability will be examined. Third, participants will engage in an active discussion of self-care strategies and the nature of resilience.
Refreshments served.

The cost of this workshop is $10. If cost is a barrier to participation, please contact [email protected]. Space is limited. To register, please visit Cave Canem’s Eventbrite Box Office.

This workshop is intended to benefit populations that are traditionally underserved, such as people of color, veterans, those who identify as LGBTQ+, those who were formerly incarcerated and people with disabilities. If cost is a barrier to attendance please contact [email protected] as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Nicole L. Jackson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist.  She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She also holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from New York University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Her clinical practice has included: community mental health, college counseling, and private and public hospitals with a focus on evidenced-based, trauma-informed care. Her practical work also includes consultations, training, and workshops on cultural competency and institutional cultural climate in a variety of settings, including Colleges and Universities; medical centers; community agencies; student organizations and federal healthcare agencies. Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on factors that promote resilience, adaptive self-regulatory techniques, posttraumatic growth, disarming microaggressions and cultural clinical competence.  Her research has been published in The Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology as well as in textbooks.

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October 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cave Canem Suite 310-A
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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