Microaggressions or Microinequities are the “unintentional or intentional slights, hurtful words, put downs and/or insults that trigger an emotional response from the person to whom it is directed.” If left unaddressed over a period of time, the impact (which are often invisible to the naked eye), can be devastating to a person’s mental and physical health with long-term consequences. In this four hour workshop, discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions:

• What are the different types of microaggressions? What causes them? And what is the impact they have on individuals’ emotional and physical health? How about its effects on equities related to race, gender, age and sexual orientation?
• How do we identify and address the behaviors associated with the term and how do we disrupt them when they happen?
• Apply tools and skills to minimize the impact of microaggressions, whether you’re an unintentional perpetrator, or a bystander, or a recipient.
• Participants will get the opportunity to learn from each other through stories, discussions and experiential activities

This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

Pricing and Registration

For any questions regarding registration or accessibility needs, please contact Dara Snyder at daras@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7395.

Accessibility Information

  • A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St)
  • A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building
  • Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers
  • All 3 levels of the building have elevator access
  • Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors
  • Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door

Date & Time

  • Thursday, September 25, 2017
  • 10:00am to 3:00pm (with a one-hour lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.)

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Presenter and Contact Info

  • Presented by Lilian Tsai, founder of TsaiComms

    Born and raised in Malaysian Borneo, award winner Lillian A. Tsai specializes in the facilitation, training, design and implementation of cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies and programs.  She also specializes in coaching people of color and managers of minorities.  Prior to starting TsaiComms in 2002, she spent 25 years in global high tech marketing and communications, which included an expatriate Global Director of Corporate Marketing assignment in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • Contact Us
    Email: training@ywcapdx.org
    Phone: (503) 294-7395