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The Second Pandemic: Understanding and Challenging the Rise in Anti-Asian Racism in the Wake of COVID-19

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Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: ZOOM

Admission: - RSVP Required

*This event is open to all students, staff and faculty at The Ohio State University*

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Asian Americans and Asians around the world have experienced heightened levels of verbal and physical aggression and attacks. Nationally, our country is seeing hate crimes against Asian and Asian American folks increase at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, this is not the first time a public health crisis has been conflated with pre-existing bias, and it has been heavily noted by historians that throughout history, disease and racism have gone hand-in-hand.


Join the Office of Student Life Multicultural Center, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for "The Second Pandemic: Understanding and Challenging the Rise in Anti-Asian Racism in the Wake of COVID-19."

This webinar will address the ways different types of bias against the Asian and Asian American communities are reiterating themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll begin by discussing the types of bias most commonly seen and how these biases have influenced the impacts of COVID-19 on Asian/Asian American communities both here at Ohio State and nationwide. Shifting the conversation to concrete examples, we’ll raise awareness about the ways anti-Asian racism has manifested since the pandemic, and the history Asian Americans have with this type of racial oppression. We’ll conclude with bias intervention strategies for folks to use to advocate for themselves if they identify as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Desi American (APIDA), and for others to strive for allyship with the APIDA community.

 

ZOOM link: Register here

 

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Sophia Antoun at antoun.5@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. 

 

 

Sophia Antoun, Intercultural Specialist for APIDA Student Initiatives
antoun.5@osu.edu
614-226-7023

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