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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Diversity Speaker Series Event
How did we get here?
Understanding today’s anti-Asian violence and the Atlanta murders in the context of an untaught history.

Join us for a panel discussion with leading Asian American scholars and community advocates to explore the complex and untaught history of anti-Asian racism, misogyny, fetishism, dehumanization, scapegoating and xenophobia. The panel, moderated by Jenny Chung Savidge, SVP, Chief Compliance, Privacy and Risk Officer for IHS Markit, will include Jennifer Ho, Director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts and Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, and Stephanie Cho, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Atlanta.

Learn more about the historical and current climate of hate and violence that led up to the Atlanta spa murders; what’s happening on the ground in Atlanta in the wake of the murders; the pandemic’s impact on Asian American health care workers, small businesses, and the elderly; issues of race and intersectionality, particularly as they relate to low-wage immigrant workers in vulnerable jobs; the erasure of Asian American history in U.S. curriculum; and the next steps that we each must take for today’s Asian American civil rights movement for equality, visibility, and agency.


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