Thursday, July 1, 2021

Russell Jeung, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, announced as featured speaker at Pitt's 2021 Diversity Forum.

The University of Pittsburgh today announced the featured speakers for its 2021 Diversity Forum later this month, a list that includes Russell Jeung, a co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate. Dr. Jeung is a professor in the Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University, and Stop AAPI Hate is summarized:
In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate coalition on March 19, 2020. The coalition tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Details of his participation are not yet available. The forum runs online from July 26 through 29.