Brown Bag Lunches: Breaking Down Microaggressions at USF

Brown Bag Lunches: Breaking Down Microaggressions at USF

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EMDS Cohort 14 started this petition to USF Faculty and

Microaggressions are not uncommon at USF. Students have begun to anonymously report microaggressions they have encountered from USF faculty, staff, and peers. As an institution, we have come very far but still, have much more work to do to reflect the current climate and culture of society today.

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The Facts:

51% of students experience some type of microaggression in the classroom be it from teacher or student -
39% of students feel uncomfortabke on campus because of their race after experiencing microaggressions -
Counselors who had clients reporting race-based trauma said that 89% identified "covert acts of racism" as a contributing factor

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Students are disappointed in USF's failure to be as progressive and conscious as proclaimed. The heartless, negative and blatantly disrespectful remarks must stop. This campaign seeks to shed light on student experiences at USF with microaggressions and demand change.

USF has not held up its end of the bargain of ensuring a brave, safe, and conducive learning environment for its students. Microaggressions in classrooms and social spaces send messages, that as a result of differences, one becomes less than. To push back against this practice at USF we have created this list of demands:

1. Students pledge to stand against microaggressions.
2. Hold faculty only brown bag lunch conversations to discuss and learn about ways to combat microaggressions in the classroom.
3. Hold brown bag lunch conversations with students and faculty to discuss student perspectives and recommendations. 

Upon recieving signatures in support we plan to present our campaign to USF administration to begin the process of implementing brown bag lunches into the Fall 2020 semester. 

Sign our Petition to ensure Microaggression Trainings/Brown Bag Lunches for USF faculty/staff. For more content on our campaign please visit our instagram: @emds_usf

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