RBF: A Candid Conversation - "Let's Face It and Change It"
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battles which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." - E E. Cummings
Racial Battle Fatigue (RBF) is a race-related repetitive stress injury that people of color suffer due to daily experiences with racism and microaggression. These experiences lead them to suffering with mental, emotional, and physical symptoms which disrupt their daily lives.
Please Join host, Wendy Nicholson, PhD, MPA, BS for an interactive discussion on this topic.
Many people, including those who work at or attend institutions of higher education, are subjected to daily onslaughts of bias, discrimination, and microaggressions, but don't understand the things they suffer with are biopsychosocial symptoms of RBF. In order for these institutions to be authentically diverse, equitable, and inclusive, they must educate all of their students, faculty, and staff about the concept and incorporate policies and procedures that prevent RBF.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin - No Name in the Street
November 29, 2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thank you to all of our attendees, we look forward to seeing you at future events.