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Visiting Guest Yavilah McCoy

Microaggressions are verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities - whether intentional or unintentional - that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults towards individuals based in their identities. Join Yavilah MacCoy, a noted activist, educator and founder of Ayecha, a nonprofit organization which provides educational resources for Jewish diversity training, on Tuesday, February 18th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in Klingenstein Lounge for a conversation on implicit bias. Implicit bias work addresses the paradox of how one can hold progressive beliefs and principles and still think, speak and act in ways that perpetuate racial bias. As we endeavor to build inclusive, multi-faith, multi-racial, non-heteronormative spaces for all students on campus, what are the behavioral variables that we must learn to recognize and change in order to make the implicit explicit and engage in alternative behaviors? This program will discuss concrete tools and strategies for engaging in transformational behavior toward more equitable campus environments. Sponsored by Hillel at Ithaca College, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Center for I.D.E.A.S


For additional information, please contact Austin Reid at or by phone at 607-274-3323.



Time and Place
February 18, 2020, 7:00 pm
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center Ithaca College