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COVID-19 and anti-Asian Racism: Impacts, Historical Oppression, Action
For Asian and Asian American communities, the global response to COVID-19 has meant a reiteration of anti-Asian racism and scapegoating. Since January 2020, Asian and Asian American communities have lived with unceasing, racially motivated attacks, ranging from verbal berating and humiliation to brutal acts of violence targeting our communities' most vulnerable. The Atlanta murders of six Asian identifying women, and the countless, daily attacks on Asian elders, several of which have ended in fatalities, are evidence of this violence.

This workshop discusses the seen and unseen attacks on Asian and Asian American individuals here at Ohio State and nationwide, the outsized economic impact on Asian and Asian American communities across the country, and the short and long-term socio-emotional impacts of the racialization of COVID-19 and disease in general. Participants will learn the historical legacy that underlies this present-day manifestation of anti-Asian racism, as well as concrete steps they can take to disrupt this racism in our work on campus and in our everyday lives.

Join Sophia Antoun, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Specialist in addressing this important facet of the COVID-19 pandemic and learn ways you can stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American communities!


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.
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