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October General Education Session - Microaggressions and Race

October 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

K&L Gates LLP, Umpqua Bank Plaza
1 SW Columbia St #1900
Portland, OR 97258
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Join Lillian Tsai for a discussion on the prevalence of microaggressions in race. Together we will learn how these once overt  acts have morphed over the years generally occurring below the level of awareness of well-intentioned people. Although Racial microaggressions are insidious, hidden in our cultural beliefs and values, they nonetheless continue to oppress. Join us to explore where and how racial microaggressions appear and what we can do to prevent them.



Lillian Tsai, Founder and President of TsaiComms LLC, has been working with a plethora of organizations on cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, and diversity & inclusion (D&I) since 2005. Ms. Tsai’s strengths lie in the ability to understand and bridge gaps between cultural (organizational, team and individual) differences as a result of her experiences as an immigrant and working in global and multi-cultural environments for more than 35 years. 

She has trained and/or consulted for many corporations in the Pacific Northwest and specializes in training on topics and onboarding expatriates on business practices/etiquette for Chinese-speaking countries (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore) and also on US culture. 

Ms. Tsai holds a Practitioner’s Certificate from the Intercultural Communications Institute in Portland, Oregon, and a Certificate in Artful Facilitation from Resolutions Northwest. She is an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks, an instructor at Portland State University’s Center for Excellence and Professional Education (CEPE) and a returning guest lecturer at the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA program since 2012.

Lunch will be provided. 


$25.00 Member Registration

$35.00 Non-Member Registration