Stop the Hate: The Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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A discussion with Emmy Award-Winning ABC co-Anchor Juju Chang, addressing ways to stop the rise in hate crimes against Asians.

In this discussion, moderated by Dr. Jessica Guzman-Rea, Director of the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, Chang shares how seemingly harmless perceptions of Asian Americans as "foreigners" can be weaponized by racialized statements like "Chinese virus" or "Wuhan flu.” In addition, she investigates how within weeks of the outbreak and these types of incendiary statements, thousands of acts of racial abuse against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) were reported. She will help us all to understand that we all have unconscious bias, how to detect it and why it matters.

Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20. Chang has also covered major breaking news for decades for ABC News, including Superstorm Sandy, the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Boston Marathon bombing. She has traveled around the world to report on global issues including a three-country trip through Central Africa on the front lines against Boko Haram in the latest on #bringbackourgirls, and to Honduras for Femicide: the Untold War, an eye-opening look at rampant violence against women.

Chang has profiled newsmakers like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, former Vice President Joe Biden and Oprah Winfrey as well as entertainers like Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Nicki Minaj and Bella Thorne. Her extensive feature reporting covers parenting dilemmas, digital addictions and social media moguls like Dude Perfect and Esther the Wonder Pig.

Hosted by AS&E Dean for Diversity, Beth Olivares. Cosponsors: College Diversity Roundtable, College Feminists, David T. Kearns Center, International Student Engagement, International Students Office, Alumni and Constituent Relations, Global Engagement, LiNk (Liberty in North Korea), Office of Minority Student Affairs, Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, University Counseling Center, Wilson Commons Student Activities, PASA (Pan African Student Association), HKSA (Hong Kong Student Association), AAA (Asian American Alliance)

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