Past Events

Teach-in for Rutgers Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Communities and Allies

Friday, April 16, 2021, 04:00pm - 05:30pm

Teach-in for Rutgers APIDA Communities and Allies

April 16 @4:00pm - 5:30pm


A community teach-in on Friday, April 16, 4pm regarding anti-Asian racism and violence. This is part of APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American) Heritage Month.

Moderated by: Haruki Eda (Sociology-Rutgers-NB) and Mi Hyun Yoon (American Studies-Rutgers-Newark), Instructors, Asian American Identities and Images (American Studies/AACC)

The COVID-19 pandemic and the geopolitical tension between the US and China have precipitated a spike in the reported cases of street violence against women and elders of Asian descent. The recent mass murders in Atlanta-area Asian spas further signify how acute this issue has become. As instructors, we are especially aware of how severely our students have been impacted by these incidents, and they are feeling inadequately resourced, equipped, and supported to address systemic racism and sexism.

APIDA teach in flyer

The purpose of the teach-in is to:

  • educate the campus community about the urgent needs and historical struggles of APIDA communities; and
  • help connect key student groups to strengthen a sense of coalition and community.

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Supporters: Asian American Cultural Center; American Studies (SAS); Global Asias Initiative; Asian American Studies Initiative; Asian Languages & Culture; AMESALL; Dr. Salvador B. Mena, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Rutgers Global; Center for Latino Arts and Culture; Ariel Leget, Ed.D., Assistant Director, Living-Learning Communities and Academic Initiatives; Dr. Enobong (Anna) Branch, Senior Vice President of Equity; Office of the Senior Vice President for Equity; Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement; Intercultural Resource Center (Newark)


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