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Showing Up with Asian and Asian American Folks: A Community Forum and Dialogue on Building Solidarity

05 Apr
Monday, 04/05/2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Diversity & Inclusion

There has been a growing wave of incidents of racial, misogynistic, and xenophobic violence against Asians and Asian Americans. The targeted mass killing of Asian women and two other people in Atlanta, Georgia, has horrified the world and calls us to take a stand. As our Chancellor stated, "We condemn, in the strongest terms, hate and intolerance in all its forms and stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander members of our community." Let's come together as a community to discuss how to build a more inclusive and just campus community.


This is a student-centered event that is limited to members of the UMass community. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcome. Short presentations will be followed by breakout rooms to engage in conversation with each other.

Partial list of speakers and panelists (to be finalized):

  • Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
  • Linda Ziegenbein, Interim Director, Office of Student Success and Diversity, College of Natural Sciences
  • C.N. Le, faculty in Sociology and Director of Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program
  • Miliann Kang, faculty in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and HFA Director of Diversity Advancement
  • Amilcar Shabazz, faculty in Afro-American Studies
  • Leo Hwang, Assistant Dean, College of Natural Sciences
  • Joy Jarme, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Life
  • Undergraduate and graduate students TBA