Dr. Russell Jeung, a professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, will provide a keynote address at the 2021 UW–Madison Diversity Forum.
Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion Dr. Cheryl B. Gittens announced this week that Dr. Jeung, a highly respected sociologist who has studied social movements, community organizing, race and religion and the Asian Pacific Islander experience for decades, will be the Day 1 keynote speaker for the UW Diversity Forum, which will be held on Nov. 2-3 at Union South as well as online in an anticipated hybrid format.
Dr. Jeung has emerged as a powerful advocate and voice in the media for revealing and countering racism, xenophobia and hate directed at people of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent in the United States.
The 2021 UW–Madison Diversity Forum will focus on social justice, healing and finding solutions to longstanding social problems in the context of the pandemic, according to a press release from UW, and its speakers and panels will consider a number of the most searing questions of our time: How do we acknowledge and address the continuing inequities the pandemic exposed? How do we end racism and xenophobia and stand up for gender and sexual identity rights? And how do we move forward in our efforts of healing after the Derek Chauvin verdict?
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