The Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at the Baked Alaska Restaurant, No. 1 12th St. The speaker will be Denise Reed, Ph.D., who will deliver a presentation on “Looking Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity.”

She will talk about the 10 lenses through which individuals look at differences such as race, culture, ethnicity and nationality; examine how these lenses influence private and business behavior; explore what kinds of actions and speech assure that people feel respected as individuals; and help develop strategies for eliminating discrimination in an organization.

Reed is a musician first, and also an educator. She received a master’s degree in music education from DePaul University and a doctoral degree in education from Nova Southeastern University, where she specialized in diversity management as part of the organizational leadership program. She teaches at Tillamook Bay Community College and Clatsop Community College, and has been the director of the North Coast Chorale since 2006. Under her direction, concerts often have a multicultural focus.

Membership in LCHRMA is not required. Anyone who has an interest in the topic is welcome to attend. Register online at www.lchrma.org by April 26. The cost, including lunch, is $15 for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members, or $20 for nonmembers.

For questions, email Stacey Poor at president@lchrma.org

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