ADRIAN, Mich (March 14, 14) - The Adrian College Social Work program invites the campus and greater community to attend Innocent Ignorance: an open discussion on micro aggressions. The event, held on March 18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Dawson Auditorium, is open to public.
The format will allow for a panel discussion featuring a question and answer session. The Adrian College Social Work Program is hosting and coordinating this event on the issues of language that degrade, label, stereotype and/or bullies.
Panel experts include: LGBTQ Rights pioneer Jim Toy, long-time Lenawee NAACP President Jenette Henagan, Dr. Amy Hillard of Adrian College and Scott Whitehouse, Executive Director of The HOPE Community Center.
It has been designed, organized and led by a group of students in the Social Work Program at the college.
“We are constantly faced with media and everyday conversations that contain discriminatory language,” Alexander Carter, one of the students putting on the event, said. “Whether it is meant to or not, people are hurt by those little comments or “jokes” you tell your friends.”