Cultural Competence Academy on Microaggression


Sep. 19, 2014, 8:30am to 12pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Amargosa Room, 1st Floor


Microaggression is a theory that hypothesizes that specific interactions between those of different races, cultures, genders or sexual orientation can be interpreted as small acts of mostly non-physical aggression; the term was coined by Chester M. Pierce in 1970.

The intent of the UNLV Cultural Competence Academy (CCA) is to provide a series of workshops, seminars, and training sessions designed to provide opportunities for members of the UNLV collegiate community to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness related to cultural issues and working with diverse populations. The CCA will serve as the first step in establishing a strong and viable cultural competence program that relies upon the expertise of members of the UNLV faculty and staff in its overall design and implementation. The target audience for the CCA  includes, but is not limited to, individuals in decision making positions, current and future search committee members, and those wishing to engage in dialogue that serves as a catalyst for continued and future growth in the area of cultural competence.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to UNLV academic faculty, classified staff, students and professional staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

Contact Information

Office of Diversity Initiatives

External Sponsor

Office of the Vice President for Diversity Initiatives