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11.1 Diversity Cafe Vol. 8: An Intersectional Discussion on Microaggressions and Mental Health

Event Details

Date: Wed, November 1st, 18:00-19:30 In person at KIBER 313/Online

Language: English

Discussion in Japanese is also possible.

Registration Recommended but walk-in is ok too!

Speaker Bio

Yuki Yamazaki

Yuki Yamazaki is a Counseling Psychologist currently serving as the Clinical Assistant Professor for the Counseling Psychology Department at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. She received her Master’s degree in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College Columbia University and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York State. Dr. Yamazaki completed her pre-doctoral APA-accredited internship at Manhattan Psychiatric Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Services, working on their trauma and racial justice clinical teams. Her research focuses on Multiracial and Asian Americans’ experiences of stereotypes, microaggressions, and colorism. She currently serves as the Secretary and historian on the Executive Committee of the Division on Multiracial and Adopted Asian Americans, a division of the Asian American Psychological Association.  

Event Details

Summary of this session:

Please join us for a conversation on the impact of microaggressions on marginalized people’s mental health. Topics covered will include psychoeducation on the microaggression experience, literature evidencing the negative impact on one’s mental health, and methods to challenge and address microaggressions in the moment. There will be opportunities throughout the presentation for discussion with and to pose questions to the larger group.

Are you interested in raising your awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in Japanese society? Would you like to talk about these issues with other students and faculty in a safe environment and actively work towards improving inclusivity on and off campus?


Aims to increase dialogue and awareness about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through mini-lectures, workshops, casual conversation, and other events.
Promote a safe environment for both students and faculty to talk about DEI issues, where all experiences and perspectives are valued.
Provide opportunities to actively improve DEI within and outside campus for students and faculty by promoting collaboration on various projects.

Target Audience:

All University of Tokyo students and faculty who would like to learn more about the experiences of diverse individuals and be involved in the research, planning, and implementation of inclusion projects



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