Join us for an interactive teach-in and listen-in on the history and experience of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and Cornell.
In the first hour, perspectives and presentations from students, staff, and faculty will highlight the long history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and the diversity of experiences at Cornell. Participants will hear about the connections and divisions under the very broad labels of “Asian” and “Asian American” and explore ways to speak across these differences.
Christine Bacareza Balance, Performing and Media Arts
Derek Chang, History
Avery August, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Immunology and Microbiology
Nancy Martinsen, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Asian and Asian American Center
Huili Grace Xing, Engineering
Reanna Esmail, library liaison, Latinx Studies Program and Asian American Studies Program
Jeannie Yamazaki, undergraduate student, Environment and Sustainability and Education
Anthony Chen, undergraduate student, Information Science and Sociology, minor in Asian American Studies
Christopher Berardino, dual MFA/Ph.D. candidate, English
Razima Chowdhury, Asian Studies
Moderated by Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Global Development
In the second hour, participants will meet in small breakout groups to freely express their views and generate concrete ideas (zoom profiles will be anonymized). These breakout rooms are an opportunity to set the agenda for further related programming on campus during the next academic year and beyond.
Facilitated by the Intergroup Dialogue Project and Durba Ghosh, History.
Co-organized by the Asian and Asian American Center (A3C), Asian American Studies Program, Asian Studies, Global Cornell, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (including EAP, SAP, and SEAP), Graduate School, and Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.