At the end of each Inclusion Council, we produce a brief video update featuring a significant item discussed in each meeting.
January 2019 – Micro aggression
Micro -aggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group. Often it can be subtle, even unconscious on the part of those demonstrating it, but the cumulative effects over time can be to make someone feel devalued, demotivated or lower their confidence or mental wellbeing.
As part of the Council Action Plan, we will be shorty launching an awareness campaign and survey so we can understand the degree to which our staff may be experiencing micro-aggression, to be followed by specific programme to tackle it and support those affected by it.