May 20, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Our twice-monthly MindShare meetings provide participants a rich environment for sharing professional experiences and challenges. This gathering of seasoned consultants and seekers, internal and external helpers and managers forms the core of how we support each other in building our community of practice across change disciplines and career situations.
People trade ideas and learnings with each other as we focus on the challenges individuals bring to the table. Coaching, mentoring, introducing different perspectives and reframes, all play their role in making these gatherings exciting and beneficial to all who come.
Hearing each other’s stories and different voices energizes us and builds relationships that extend beyond the “room.” Please join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month. All are welcome!
- Free and open to the public.
- This meeting is held virtually using Zoom.
- Please sign in a few minutes before the program to make sure your audio and video equipment are ready to go. There is no technical support for virtual meetings.
- Space limited to 100.
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A Special Event for May 20 Mindshare
171 Years of Bad Days: How History Informs the Present
State of Anti-Asian Hate
Lillian A. Tsai, TsaiComms LLC
When an Anti-Asian race crime can be described as the shooter “having a bad day” it’s time to talk (again) about the impact of 171 years of Bad Days and what we can do now.
On March 16, six Asian women were victims of a mass shooting in Atlanta. A month later, four Sikhs were killed in Indianapolis. Both recent and horrific, there are still those who question the racial motivation of these incidents. Initial responses in Atlanta by the Atlanta Police Department said that the shooter was “having a bad day.” We know better.
Join us for a special MindShare conversation! This month we honor and celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage in May, to recognize these victims, and the nearly 4,000 anti-Asian hate crime victims this past year.
DEI consultant, coach and facilitator, Lillian A. Tsai adeptly takes us through the 171-year history of “bad days.” She will educate us as to how Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) experiences have been erased, minimized, unseen and unheard. Lillian will also speak to how COVID-19 and the model minority stereotype has impacted her community.
Our 90 minutes together will include a brief history of xenophobia, followed by strategies we can act on to support AAPIs locally and nationally. The session will also include opportunities for small breakout group dialogue.
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 expertise 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.
Ms. Tsai founded TsaiComms after a 25-year career in marketing/communications in global technology. Lillian has worked with organizations such as City of Beaverton, City of Lake Oswego, Columbia Sportswear, Habitat for Humanity, Jama Software, National Crime Victims Law Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Youth Authority, Oregon Health Authority, PeaceHealth, Microsoft, The Freshwater Trust, U.S. Forest Service, PGE, Lease Crutcher Lewis, SRG Partnerships, Clean Water Services, and many more. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, coach, consultant, and facilitator. More information about Ms. Tsai and her work is available at www.tsaicomms.com and LinkedIn.
Venue: Virtual via Zoom