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. A new report finds a 169% surge in anti-Asian hate crimes during the first quarter of 2021 alone. Unfortunately, this is not the first time a public health crisis has been conflated with pre-existing racism, and it has been heavily noted by historians that throughout history, disease and racism have gone hand-in-hand. Join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion - Strategic Diversity Planning, Training, and Assessment, the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for the webinar, The Second Pandemic: Understanding and Challenging the Rise in Anti-Asian Racism in the Wake of COVID-19.
This 2-hour webinar will address the ways different types of racism against the Asian and Asian American communities are reiterating themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will begin by discussing the types of bias most commonly seen and how these biases 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 will 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 will conclude with bystander intervention strategies for folks to use to advocate for themselves if they identify as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Desi American (APIDA), and for others to stand in solidarity with the APIDA community.
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