RadioACTive: September 17, 2020

  • September 17, 2020
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Reframing the Conversation: The Rise of Anti-Asian Hate in The Time of Covid-19 Pandemic, Humanising Black Men with The Sojourner Group

Carol J. Matthes-Shifflett of The Sojourner Group talked about the next in their webinar series on humanizing black men and her work of advocating for survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse through engaging the community in conversations and education. For details on events. 

 Reframing the Conversation: The Rise of Anti-Asian Hate.

Experts from campus and the community discussed how difficult it can be to be phenotypically Asian or of Asian descent during this time.

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Utah, the goal was to provide enriching educational experiences for students and faculty by discussing topics like racism, othering, and safety. Led by Vice President Mary Ann Villarreal, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strives to create an environment of learning through their Reframing the Conversation events held monthly. 

Held online to adhere to social distancing practices, the panelists gathered and prepared to answer questions from the moderator, Karen Cone-Uemura, a psychologist at the University Counseling Center, and from those in attendance.

The panelists were composed of those with expertise and experience with discrimination against Asian peoples and minorities. The roundtable type of discussion began with what it means to be a student here at the U, particularly those affected by discrimination in coordinate with the pandemic.