Technological Microaggressions: How to Notice Them, How to Undo Them (11:20 – 11:40am)

This program features a trio of experienced workplace librarian-activists who work to undo discrimination against trans and gender nonconforming employees in their organization. We will quickly introduce concepts of trans identities and microaggressions. Then we will share case studies of technological choices, such as how database fields are coded, that help or hurt trans folks. Our goal is to help well-intentioned technologists realize the real, human impacts of work that can be falsely construed as objective, through conversation with knowledgeable laypeople.

Discussion following from 11:40 – 12:00pm.

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Location: Problem Solving Room (Bde Maka Ska / Lake Calhoun) Date: November 9, 2018 Time: 11:02 am - 12:00 pm Ray Lockman Amy McNally Chip Gehring