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Panel discussion on microaggressions

On Tuesday, June 20, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosted a panel discussion on microaggressions. The panel discussed what microaggressions are, how they show up in our workplace, tools to help prevent them, and support options at UCSF if you are the focus of them.

Panelists were:

  • Dante King – Author, Leader and Innovator
  • Kendra Hypolite, MSW – UCSF CARE Advocate for Racial Justice, Co-Director of CARE Program
  • Natalie Todd, PsyD – Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Wavefront CBT Clinic
  • DeVante Jewett, LCSW – Clinical Social Worker at Citywide Case Management
  • Moderator: Khary Dvorak-Ewell, MBA – Undoing Anti-Black Racism Advisor

Download: CARE presentation slides


Microaggressions are everyday interactions, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to marginalized groups. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences does not tolerate microaggressions and works towards zero in the workplace.

For anyone that experiences a microaggression, some experiences require support, mediation, and guidance to work through, while other microaggressions are violations of UCSF policy and can be followed up with accordingly. In the event a microaggression is experienced, the resources below are available to employees.



  • CARE Team
    UC CARE Advocate program – The CARE program provides free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate including students, staff, faculty, post docs and researchers who have experienced harassment, abuse or discrimination related to identity.

Personal support


  • Ombuds (confidential) – The UCSF Office of the Ombuds assists with discussion about issues involving discrimination, harassment, or retaliation through mediation between affected parties.

Policies and reporting

Relevant webinars

For more information or if you have additional resources for this webpage, please contact [email protected].