Let's Get Real: How to Have Authentic and Transformative Conversations About Racism

Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Lee Mun Wah, Executive Director, StirFry Seminars and Consulting; Jim Peal, Founder, Leadership Development Group; and Aviva Wilcox, Intern, StirFry Seminars and Consulting; clinical psychologist, Mills College

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There is so much that is unspoken in this country about race issues, and it has spilled onto our streets and into our workplaces and communities. Throughout this webcast, we will explore and model how to have this dialogue on race and racism in a way that will lead to more intimate and honest conversations and relationships with one another through mindful techniques. We will confront some of the issues that keep us from talking to one another. We'll discover new ways to begin that conversation—creating a bridge to talk about our differences and exploring what opens us up and what closes us down.


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Lee Mun Wah
Lee Mun Wah

Executive Director, StirFry Seminars and Consulting

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese-American documentary filmmaker, author, educator, community therapist, and master diversity trainer. He is the executive director of StirFry Seminars and Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques.

Jim Peal
Jim Peal

Founder, Leadership Development Group

Jim Peal has extensive global experience that spans across the pharmaceutical, biotech technology, manufacturing, and retail industries. His areas of expertise include the integration and alignment of leaders and teams, team-based strategy development, culture integration in mergers and acquisitions, architecting and managing organizational change, transforming dysfunctional teams into productive teams, resolving conflict, executive coaching, developing and leading executive impact, and presentation skills programs. He has served as a project manager for major change initiatives and leadership training programs in a large variety of multinational companies. He is the founder of the Leadership Development Group. His educational background includes a B.S. in psychophysiology from the University of California at Davis, Baylor Medical School and a PhD from the Union Graduate School. He has owned and operated California State–approved training institutes as well as training institutes in Europe.

Aviva Wilcox
Aviva Wilcox

Intern, StirFry Seminars and Consulting; clinical psychologist, Mills College

Aviva Wilcox is a licensed clinical psychologist and school psychologist with experience in college counseling, primary care behavioral health, school based work, teaching and supervision. Aviva is currently the Assistant Vice President for Counseling, Health and Wellness at Mills College in Oakland, California where she has been the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services for four years. Aviva also identifies as an educator committed to anti-racist practice with a focus on engaging other white people in disrupting systems of oppression. 

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