D&I Basics: Understanding and Supporting Your Asian Friends and Consumers

D&I Basics: Understanding and Supporting Your Asian Friends and Consumers

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D&I Basics: Understanding and Supporting Your Asian Friends and Consumers (A Cultural Sensitivity Workshop)

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Join Lisa Wang, Diversity & Inclusion Speaker and Educator to hear about some of her favourite Recipes for Inclusion. This event is for you if you would like to increase your understanding of all things race and inclusion and to learn about some of the issues that are affecting these communities. This event is also for you if you have Asian friends and consumers whom you would like to support in meaningful and connecting ways.

What is happening for friends in these communities?

In the past 18 months the term ‘anti-Asian hate’ has gained traction, referring to the surge of racism and violence directed at people of East and Southeast Asian descent after the emergence of Covid. The East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) grouping includes but is not limited to people of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Malaysian descent. While the outbreak of Covid is behind us, the anti-Asian sentiments it brought up existed long before the pandemic and show no signs of abating. These ongoing systemic issues have consequently become unintentionally de-prioritised and minimised in recent months, much to the detriment of the people within these communities.

What does it mean to be a better friend and ally?

We all live and work in increasingly diverse communities where we are inclusive in our values and intentions. We want to demonstrate that we care about people, issues and causes in a way that can be meaningful and helpful for our friends. This is especially tricky when we are facing a huge amount of scrutiny on these issues in today’s call-out culture, especially now that people are becoming increasingly literate in D&I. This workshop will give greater context to the issues your Asian friends may be facing, so that we can make sure we are treating people how they want to be treated and build safety, purpose and belonging.

In this Recipes for Inclusion workshop, we will be exploring these topics in a safe space:

• anti-Asian racism and discrimination basics

• how to create a supportive environment for ESEA people to make sure they feel heard, centred and valued

• key ingredients for challenging yet compassionate conversations

Guests will also leave this workshop with additional resources and reading lists that will empower them to continue the discussion beyond the session.

Lisa Wang is a Diversity & Inclusion speaker and educator, advocating for the inclusion of East and Southeast Asian communities in the UK and beyond. Lisa works with organisations and individuals globally to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity in organisations, workplaces and homes. She is the founder of Xiao Supper Club and is part of The Unmasked Collective, which is publishing a book on the experiences of BAME women during Covid.

You can learn more about Lisa and her work by checking her website: https://lisa-wang.com/

To book a free 15-minute consultation call with Lisa, click here.

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