In Solidarity with Asians and Pacific Islanders in America

Apr 28, 2021

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

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APRIL 28, 2021 | 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. CST

Presented by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Dentistry: International Affairs and Programs Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the Office for DEI, and Tippie College of Business

Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are on the rise. Current reports of harassment and challenges experienced by AAPI individuals across the country reflect a historical legacy of anti-Asian sentiments that impacts us today. What resources are available to address anti-AAPI biases and violence? What can we do to support AAPI communities? 

Join us for this webinar as we stand in solidarity with Asians and Pacific Islanders in America to work towards confronting these problems to embrace our shared humanity.


“How We Can Prevent History from Repeating Itself: Addressing Anti-Asian Discrimination and Supporting Asian Youth”
Dr. Chris Hahm is Chair and Professor at Boston University, School of Social Work.  She bridges epidemiology, theory building, and intervention development in order to better understand the causes of depression, self-harm, and suicidal behaviors among Asian American population. Her research includes randomized clinical trials, survey research, qualitative research, and large database studies.  She has developed and a culturally grounded interventions called, AWARE (Asian American Women’s Action in Resilience and Empowerment) and Youth AWARE, which have been implemented in colleges and high schools.

"Understanding Hate Against Asian Americans"
Eunice Kim, MPA, Program Manager at Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that addresses anti-Asian racism and xenophobia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Eunice received a Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies from SF State in 2017, then received a Master of Public Administration degree from SF State in 2020. Throughout Eunice’s career, her work consistently aligned with civic engagement, advocacy, and public administration. Eunice identifies as a first generation Korean American, and was born and raised in Monterey Bay.

"Languages as Bond and Barrier"
Martin Platt, Ph.D., has worked as a translator and interpreter for Southeast Asian languages in courts and hospitals since 1989, primarily in Thai and Lao, but also Indonesian, Burmese, and Hmong.  He was Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Copenhagen University, where he taught languages, literature, history, and other subjects for twelve years.  His book, Isan Writers, Thai Literature: Writing and Regionalism in Modern Thailand, was published in 2013.  Currently he is an independent researcher, translator, and consultant.

Event is free and open to the public. 

Learn more about the program at https://international.uiowa.edu/solidarity-asians-and-pacific-islanders-america

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