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2021 Distinguished Speakers Series: “171 Years of Bad Days for Asian American Pacific Islanders: How History Informs the Present” By Lillian Tsai, one of Oregon's leading DEI facilitators and leader
ABOUT THE EVENT: This 75-minute Zoom session will include selected examples of xenophobia in Asian American history, followed by strategies we can all act on as leaders, individuals and organizations to support Asian American Pacific Islanders. As conservation organizations deeply embedded in communities across Oregon, it is critical to understand the history and experience of the stakeholders we serve. This session provides dedicated space for conservation professionals to learn and listen about the history of exclusion for Asian American Pacific Islanders and how it informs the present day. The session will include opportunities for chat box interactions, and a short break-out discussion, and Q&A at the end.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award winner Lillian Tsai has worked with hundreds of for-profit and nonprofit organizations on communications, cross-cultural competency, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) since 2005. Her work includes assessing organizational DEI effectiveness, working with DEI committees, facilitation, training, team interventions, listening sessions, keynote speeches, executive and management coaching, and coaching of foreign- and U.S.-born persons of color.

Nov 18, 2021 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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