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Microaggressions & Implicit Bias: Part 2


In our previous session on Microaggressions (June program), our panelists defined the concepts of implicit bias and micro-aggression, outlined the legal implications of each and described impact on interpersonal workplace interactions, workplace culture and productivity.

Join us again on December 13 as we take a deeper dive into this topic with previous panelists, Sirius Bonner and Lillian Tsai.

The goals of this session will be to: 

  • Walk away with tips on how to check ourselves and others through the use of tools and skills to interrupt and disrupt microaggressions when they happen.  
  • Practice and role play different contexts and scenarios by responding to microaggressions acting as the target, bystander/ally or offender. 
TimeNW EEO Annual Meeting & Elections/Breakfast8:00 a.m.
Program8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Sirius Bonner is passionate about social justice and has made that the center of her career. Sirius' work focusses on the intersections between social justice issues such as racial oppression, LGBTQIA rights, educational equity, poverty, sexism, and sizism; recognizing that as we begin to untangle one issue, we can untangle them all. 

Sirius currently works at Planned Parenthood as the Director of Equity and Inclusion, bringing her leadership on equity initiatives. She is also the board chair of the MRG foundation and a member of the Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington board. Previously, Sirius was the Special Advisor to the President for Diversity and Equity at Clark College, led diversity recruitment at PSU and Reed College, where she was also a major gift fundraiser and coordinator for the Multicultural Resource Center. 


Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award-winner Lillian A. Tsai specializes in the consulting, facilitation, training, design and implementation of cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, diversity, equity and inclusion interventions, strategies and programs. She also specializes in coaching people of color and managers of diverse teams. Prior to starting TsaiComms in 2002, she spent 25 years in global high tech marketing and communications, which included an expatriate assignment in Stuttgart, Germany.

Location: Stoel Rives, Goose Hollow Room (760 SW 9th Ave. Portland)
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 8:00am-10:00am PST
Duration: 2 hours
Created by: jawildey
Updated: Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:03pm GMT
NW EEO & PHRMA Member Price: 45
Non-Member Price: 60
RSVP By: Monday, December 11, 2017
CLE Approved: Pending Approval; HRCI Certificate of attendance provided
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