Negligence Law Section: Microaggressions in the Workplace

Thursday, March 09, 2023
01:00 PM
Location: MSU Education Center , Troy


Microaggressions in the Workplace




Thursday, March 9, 2023

1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Workshop

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception


MSU Education Center 

811 West Square Lake Road

Troy, MI 48098




Melinda B. Epler

Change Catalyst



Many practitioners face microaggressions, whether due to gender, race, ethnicity, or other characteristics. Join us for an afternoon workshop that will focus on how to recognize and address microaggressions, and how to cultivate resilience and strength by creating allies. This interactive workshop experience will be led by Melinda Briana Epler, a nationally recognized expert in these areas. Ms. Epler has two podcast episodes on microaggressions-- “Recognizing & Overcoming Microaggressions – Part 1” and “Recognizing & Overcoming Microaggressions – Part 2”-- and she has written on how to create workplace allies in her book, “How to Be An Ally: Actions you Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace.” Ms. Epler also has a very popular TED Talk and a current podcast called Leading With Empathy & Allyship


The workshop will be followed by an engaging panel discussion. A social hour with light appetizers, wine, and mocktails will conclude the afternoon.



The first 50 to register will receive a copy of Ms. Epler’s book.

In Conjunction With:

as of 12-5-2022


American Board of Trial Advocates - Michigan Chapter

Association of Black Judges of Michigan

Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

D. Augustus Straker Bar Association

Detroit Bar Association, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)

MAJ James W. Baker Trial Lawyers Caucus Committee

MAJ Woman's Caucus Committee

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Michigan Judges Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Wolverine Bar Association

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan



as of 12-12-2022


Platinum - $2,000

Riley & Hurley, PC

Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)


Diamond - $1,000

Freid, Gallagher, Taylor & Associates, PC

Hon. Amy Ronayne Krause

Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace PC

Rutledge Manion Rabaut Terry & Thomas PC


Gold - $500

American Board of Trial Advocates - Michigan Chapter

Oakland County Bar Association


Registration and Sponsorship


Register online today: early registration rates are available!








Dora A. Brantley

Rutledge Manion Rabaut Terry & Thomas PC


Debra A. Freid

Freid Gallagher Taylor & Associates PC



Hon. Amy Ronayne Krause

Michigan Court of Appeals


Donna M. MacKenzie

Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace




Judith A. Susskind

Sommers Schwartz PC





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State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section

Lansing, Michigan





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