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2022 March Members Lunch

  • March 17, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Program Committee and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee invites you to attend our 2022 March Members Lunch 

March Members Lunch
March 17 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fountain Blue Banquets & Conference Center
2300 Mannheim Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Creating Inclusive Work Environments:
Racial Microaggressions and Sense of Belonging

featuring Ruby Mendenhall, PhD
Kathryn Lee Baynes Dallenbach Professorship in Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Structural inequalities in the U.S. are associated with higher rates of multigenerational poverty, unemployment, educational challenges, and health disparities. Many organizations are seeking to address these inequalities through diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. These initiatives are often well meaning; however, people of color (and other marginalized groups) often continue to experience discrimination and feelings of exclusion.

This presentation will discuss one aspect of discrimination known as "racial microaggressions." Participants will learn how to identify racial microaggressions in the workplace and how they negatively affect co-workers and clients. They will also learn strategies that foster inclusion and understanding the importance of bias-free language, while engaging in critical thinking and hands-on activities using microaggression scenarios.

Dr. Mendenhall is a distinguished professor, author, and speaker. In her PhD dissertation, Mendenhall examined the role of neighborhoods and networks on the long-run effects on neighborhood conditions, resources, and economic independence.


Ruby Mendenhall, PhD
Kathryn Lee Baynes Dallenbach Professorship in Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


  • 11:30am: Registration and networking
  • 12:00pm: Opening remarks and sponsors
  • 12:30-1:15pm: Presentation
  • 1:15-1:30pm: Networking


Fees: This event is free to members. Additional guests from a member building require a fee of $40.00. For non-members, the fee is $50.00. No non-member vendors will be admitted. By selecting the "Check" payment choice, we will send you an invoice. 

Food Allergies: Please note any food allergies or restrictions at the time of registration. 

Register: The deadline to register end of business Thursday, March 10 at 12pm.

Attendance: As a professional courtesy, please stay for the entire presentation. 

Cancellations: Registrations not cancelled 24 hours in advance of the lunch will be charged.

Gain more visibility for your business for the low price of $375 to stand out from the rest! By purchasing a tabletop, you will get members to notice you and you will have the opportunity to explain how your products and services are unbeatable in front of the 100+ attendees. Plus, you can bring an additional attendee to the lunch at no charge!

Secure the your tabletop by contacting Linda Hallberg today!


BOMA/Suburban Chicago
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173

Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971
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