Microaggression and Upstander Workshop – 2-part series (2/22 - 2/29, 8-9pm ET)



You are invited to attend the Microaggression & Upstander 2-part workshop brought to you by the Union for Reform Judaism’s Racial Equity Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) team.

  • Session 1 is 2/22/2024, 8-9pm ET
  • Session 2 is 2/29/2024, 8-9pm ET

    This workshop will be interactive and focus on common microaggressions that community members from a wide range of marginalized backgrounds experience. Microaggressions are a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized, group such as a racial or ethnic minority.

During this 2-part workshop series, we will learn:

  • How to identify a microaggression
  • Common microaggressions in the Jewish community
  • Strategies to disrupt microaggressions caused by others,          as well as those (inevitably) caused by ourselves
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to practice disrupting and addressing microaggressions


These sessions are a great stand-alone workshop and/or a wonderful supplemental workshop to any of our other REDI Workshops (please check our workshop schedule throughout the year, as we will continue to add more programs).

Our co-facilitators for this session will be Yolanda Savage-Narva (she/her) and Rachel Hall (she/her).

We encourage you to share this registration far and wide with your networks, as the information shared in this training is applicable in all spaces and communities.

Additionally, we may break out into small race-based affinity spaces during the trainings. To organize those spaces, we are asking you to self-identify in the registration as either a Person of Color (this includes people who are mixed race, multiracial, biracial, and hold multiple identities ([ex, White and Black, Black and Southeast Asian, etc.]), or as white.

We realize People of Color “POC” are not a monolith and that that term isn’t always a useful word to describe oneself. We also realize not all POC identify as People of Color, and that not all POC use that term. That being said, the organizers of this call/ Leaders of Color who are facilitating settled on this language (learn more about race-based affinity spaces here).

Once you complete the registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail including the Zoom link.  These are two 60-minute live sessions and with the goal of creating a brave and vulnerable space, will not be recorded. If you have any questions, please contact  Aliza Greenberg at agreenberg@urj.org.