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Resilient Leadership: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Addressing Microaggressions and Implicit Bias


Resilient Leadership:
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Addressing
Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

with Lorilei W.

April 25, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time

Registration will open in early April.


Many organizations have taken important first steps towards identifying bias and internal inequities. Often, these first steps reveal tension, conflict, and microaggressions that impede organizations’ best efforts to move towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. This training is designed to help leaders rethink their approach to leadership and communication in legal work spaces to foster greater inclusion and collaboration. In this training, participants will learn how trauma exposure and racial inequities in legal advocacy work spaces can impact legal workers of diverse backgrounds. Participants will then be equipped with leadership and communication strategies and frameworks they can use to foster safer, more inclusive work spaces.


Lorilei W. (they/them) is a queer, trans non-binary Korean-American abolitionist, artist, and attorney. They are the founder of the Resilient Advocates Collective, an organization which provides training, mentorship, and community support for legal advocates committed to engaging in Resilient Advocacy - a systems theory approach to legal advocacy that is rooted in a trauma-informed, antiracist, and intersectional understanding of individuals, communities, society, and the larger systems we participate in collectively. Through their work with RAC, Lorilei serves as an expert trainer and coach for legal services advocates and organizations across the nation, and as an immigration attorney supporting queer migrants under RAC’s Queer Asylum Project.

Lorilei’s expertise is informed by over a decade of experiences ranging from volunteer to director at nonprofit organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, Legal Services NYC, and various Catholic Charities organizations. Lorilei also served as the Training Attorney for the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, where they designed and launched a national network of expert legal advocates to lead sessions on racial justice advocacy, community-driven advocacy, systems thinking, and supervision. Lorilei's experiences building power in local community groups are the foundation for their approach on building sustainable, collaborative advocacy models.

Lorilei is admitted to the state bars of New York and Texas, the 2nd Circuit, SDNY and EDNY. They are a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and the University of Maryland.



Registration Rates Registration will open in early April.
Each registration fee covers one participant.

MIE Subscribers: $100
Non-subscribers: $150

Group discount rate (MIE Subscribers only) 5 or more registrants: $75 per person

*Please note: MIE uses PayPal as its credit card payment processor. PayPal has recently changed their interface to encourage checking out with a PayPal account, however it is still possible to check out as a guest and use your own credit card.* 

Registration Deadline: April 23, 2024
Registration Information & Policies
Registration fees are non-refundable. MIE will provide a credit for the registration fee which may be used by any staff at your organization for any future MIE events (trainings, conferences, webinars) or MIE subscription payments. Credits do not expire. Late cancellations may be subject to a deduction in credit due to unavoidable charges incurred. Registrants who do not cancel before the start of an event will not be credited, however, they will receive access to the event materials or recordings. An event registration may be transferred to a colleague at the same program at no additional cost. In most cases, registration transfers may be made at any time prior to the start of an event. Please notify MIE of substitutions as soon as possible. If a registration transfer is not practicable, credit will be provided instead.

If you need assistance during the registration process, please contact Erica M. Szuplat, Administrative Assistant, MIE, at  

For other questions, including accessibility accommodations, contact Jared Smith, Director of Programs, MIE, at








April 25th, 2024 from  2:00 PM to  4:00 PM
United States