API Heritage Month Panel

May 15 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join us in celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a discussion of “Narratives on History, Belonging, and Activism” on Friday, May 15th — 4-5:15 p.m. ET.

The panel will feature five speakers of various specializations — social work, psychology of oppression, ethnomathematics, migrant workers’ rights, hate crime — who are committed to equity and inclusion for API and other historically marginalized populations.

  • Kajori Chaudhuri, LMSW (bio); Assistant Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights; former Director of the NYCCHR Social Work Unit and staunch advocate of immigrant women’s rights
  • E.J.R. David, PhD (bio); Professor of Clinical-Community Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, and a author of several books, including Brown Skins, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology
  • Linda Furuto, PhD (bio); Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Hawai`i Manoa; Education Specialist and Apprentice Navigator of the Hōkūle`a — Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • Deborah Lauter, JD (bio); Executive Director, NYC Office of the Prevention of Hate Crimes; former Senior Vice-President of the Anti-Defamation League
  • Kai Zhang (bio); Executive Director, NY State Assembly Asian Pacific American Task Force; Co-founder of Red Canary Song, a grassroots organization that advocates for migrant sex workers and supports migrant leadership

They will share their personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, shifting identities and impacts with COVID-19, and strategies for resilience and activism.

RSVP with questions for the panelists at: Bit.ly/APIMONTHRSVP

Zoom Link: Bit.ly/APIMONTH

We hope to see you online next Friday!