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Combating Anti-Asian Hate in Education Panels

Anti-Asian Hate and Anti-Racism in Higher Education​

Since the onset of the coronavirus, there has been an increase in anti-Asian violence and hate. This panel discussion will delve into the anti-Asian sentiment and racism in higher education and discuss the social inequalities that Asian Americans have experienced amidst the global pandemic. The event will also share tools for best navigating racialized violence and how to advocate for yourself within academia.

This event took place on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, at 2 PM EDT.

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Moderated by Thai-Huy Nguyen, Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation. 

Panelists include: 

  • Arlene Daus-Magbual, Director of Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services, San Francisco University
  • Marcia Liu, Licensed Counseling Psychologist and Mental Health Coordinator for the Hunter College AANAPISI Project
  • Timothy Fong, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Sacramento


Confronting and Combating Anti-Asian Sentiment in K-12 Education

Asian Americans have been victims of increased violence and harassment since the coronavirus pandemic began. With the prevalence of recent attacks, Asian Americans have experienced severe hate and have had to maneuver overt forms of racism. While K-12 educators have been committed to the provision of a multi-cultural climate with equity and respect to every student, Asian children have also been victims of the anti-Asian sentiment. This event will discuss the factors that contribute to the Anti-Asian sentiment, how these issues have impacted educators, parents, and students alike, and talk through some potential interventions for improving experiences of Asian Americans both in and out of the classroom.

The event took place on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021, at 1 PM EDT.

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Our event panelists and organizers also curated helpful resources, you can find the resources here.

Moderated by Dake Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Rutgers University. 

Panelists include: 

  • Cecilia Birge, Assistant Principal at Princeton High School and Former Mayor of Montgomery Township, NJ
  • Jerry Shi, School Board President, Edison Township 
  • Angela Prince, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Iowa State University
  • Ferdinand Rivera, Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, San Jose State University 


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