THEMATIC DISCUSSION SERIES: Combating Anti-Asian Hate and Violence
- Columbia Global Centers - Beijing
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
- Qin Gao (bio), Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, CSSW
Followed by a panel of experts, including:
- Tiffany J. Huang (bio), PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, CU
- Van Tran (bio), Associate Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
- Weiping Wu (bio), Professor of Urban Planning, GSAPP, CU
ABOUT THE EVENT
The rise in anti-Asian hate crime in the United States is deeply upsetting and has renewed long-standing anxiety and concern regarding racism and xenophobia. In May 2020, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that “the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering” and we have to “act now to strengthen the immunity of our societies against the virus of hate.”
This new thematic discussion series will address the rising racism against Asians in the U.S. and examine the ongoing history of race-based discrimination that has been employed to distract and divide our communities for protecting systematic inequality.
At the first event of the series, Professor Qin Gao of Columbia University School of Social Work will present findings in her recent survey, which includes quantitative and qualitative evidence, conducted among over 400 Chinese Americans in New York City. Leading scholars and experts will also join the panel discussion to share insights and explore possible course of actions against anti-Asian crime.
The event is being hosted by Columbia Global Centers – Beijing. Cosponsors include Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia Law School’s Hong Yen Chang Center for Chinese Legal Studies, GSAPP, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Office of University Life, and the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO).