Microaggressions in Everyday Life

Mon, Apr 6, 2015 | 8:00 PM | College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room

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The Tyler Clementi Center and its university partners host a lecture by Professor Kevin Nadal and a panel discussion about the “Language Matters” campaign launched this year by the cultural centers at Rutgers University. Click here to learn more about the cultural centers’ efforts to raise awareness about “microaggressions.”


Dr. Kevin Nadal is the Executive Director of the CLAGS: The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), an Associate Professor of psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, and the author of That’s So Gay!: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community.

Matthew Ferguson is the Director of New Student Orientation and Family Programs in the Division of Student Life at Rutgers University. An alumnus of Rutgers, he also teaches in the Department of American Studies.

Ji Hyun Lee has served as Director of the Asian American Cultural Center since 2006 and as Coordinator for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes since 2012. At the AACC, her primary focus is to raise awareness around Asian American issues as they pertain to college students through creative programming/events, collaborations with various units, and advocating for the needs and concerns of Asian American students. Prior to leading the AACC, she worked as a community health outreach worker and health educator at a non-profit HIV Prevention Center, Michigan State University’s Health Education Department, and Rutgers University’s Department of Health Education.

Zaneta Rago is the Director of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities. She graduated in 2010 from the Ramapo College of New Jersey with a BA in history and women and gender studies, and earned a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from New York University. At Ramapo College, she discovered her passion for student affairs while working as a program coordinator and queer peer services coordinator at the Women’s Center on campus. At NYU, she served as the graduate assistant for the LGBTQ Student Center. She joined Rutgers in 2012.


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