The Women's Studies Lecture Series is an annual event for male and female students, spouses, and friends of GRTS that promotes awareness about issues related to gender and diversity from a Christian Worldview. Various guest lecturers present on topics that are related to relevant issues associated with ministry and current academic research. This free evening event provides a forum that fosters thoughtful dialogue and conversations that are an extension of our women's studies cognate which is embedded in many of our Master's Degree programs at GRTS.
The next lecture will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7pm in the Leon J. Wood seminary building at Grand Rapids Theololgical Seminary.
Little Things Mean A Lot: From Racial Micro-Inequities to Racial Micro-aggressions
"Many of us experience, or know someone who experiences, daily messages that cause us to feel either excluded or included, engaged or discouraged, and valued or overlooked. It is the little things that mean a lot, that often tip the scale in favor of a pleasant or unpleasant work environment." Dr. Loyd-Paige will present an overview of concepts related to racial micro-aggression and micro-affirmations. Examples of micro-aggressions will be presented and participants will have an opportunity to explore ways to prevent or reduce micro-aggressions.