Friday, July 16, 2021

Russell Jeung, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, among panelists in "Bitter Fruit: The Poison of America’s Racism" at 2021 Pitt Diversity Forum, July 28.


Dr. Russell Jeung, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, is among the featured speakers at the University of Pittsburgh's 2021 Diversity Forum. 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.
He will be a panelist for "Bitter Fruit: The Poison of America’s Racism" on July 28:
Dr. Keisha N. Blain will be joined by paenelists for a broad conversation on American racism and how it has shaped the experiences of various groups, including Asian Americans, Black Americans, and the Latinx community. The panel will explore historical and contemporary issues while considering how racism has been embedded in American politics, journalism, education, culture, and other aspects of society. This overview will include discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the uprisings during the last year, the January 6th insurrection, and the escalating wave of anti-Asian violence throughout the United States.
This panel runs from 9:00 to 10:30 am on the 28th and is free and open to the public, though advance registration is required. It, and other featured sessions, will also be streamed live on Pitt Diversity's YouTube channel.