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 workshop, The Second Pandemic: Understanding and Challenging the Rise in Anti-Asian Racism in the Wake of COVID-19.
This 2-hour workshop will address the ways bias against Asian and Asian American communities is resurfacing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll begin by discussing the most commonly experienced types of bias and how they 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 Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) folks to use for self-advocacy and for others to use to strive for allyship with the APIDA community.
PLEASE NOTE: Only people with valid OSU login credentials will be admitted to the Aug 11 session. If you are a member of the general public please register for the Sept 1 session.
If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact Alicia Baca at Baca.firstname.lastname@example.org. Typically a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide seamless access.