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Derald Wing Sue to Deliver Root Lecture at W&L The title of Sue’s lecture is “Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation.”

Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, will deliver the Root Lecture at Washington and Lee University on September 18, at 4 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater on the W&L campus.

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The title of Sue’s lecture is “Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation.” The speech is free and open to the public.

The civil rights movement in the United States was the foundation of Sue’s interest in multicultural studies. In 1972, Sue co-founded the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) with his brother Stanley Sue.

In addition to his interests in multicultural counseling and diversity training, Sue is the recipient of countless awards. He also has held numerous positions throughout the American Psychological Asociation, including president of Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. Sue has written several books, including “Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation,” “Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice” and “Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation.”

Sue earned a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science and the Root Lecture Fund. The Root Lecture Fund was established by Robert W. Root ’42 in 1991 to support guest speakers selected on a rotating basis by the departments of cognitive and behavioral science, philosophy and religion.