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Past Event: Microaggression In The Workplace

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

Microaggression Defined

Microaggression occurs when people are put down through comments that a person may not see as derogatory to other cultures, races, and genders. It's the everyday banter that most people are unaware may offend or insult their peers.

Brandon Risher - Speaker

On September 25th, 2018, The Diversity Forum, The Employer’s Association, and Atrium Health invited guest lecturer Brandon Risher, M.A., L.P.A., HSP-PA to discuss microaggression in the workplace.

Brandon is a clinical psychologist in Charlotte, North Carolina. He works as a psychologist and associate director of a private practice group serving a variety of populations, including adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.

Brandon has worked for several community-based mental health organizations that assist low income families with their mental health needs. Brandon is passionate about meeting the needs of under-served communities.

He has spoken about various socio-political issues on national media network platforms, including ABC & PBS news, Good Morning America, and PBS. Mr. Risher also has a monthly news segment WBTV Saturday morning show tackling various aspects of mental health.

Brandon lost his grandmother, Ethel Lance, on June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, as a victim in the Mother Emanuel 9-a racially motivated massacre. Through his mourning he combined his grief and pain and his expertise as a psychologist to educate others on the importance of grief counseling and is an advocate for the importance of diversity within institutions.

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