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Fordham Community Convenings on Anti-Asian Violence and Racism


Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hateful political rhetoric, xenophobia and scapegoating of people of Chinese and East Asian descent have led to a sharp increase in anti-Asian violence and hate crimes in the United States, culminating in the horrific murders of eight people outside of Atlanta, GA, last week – six of whom were Asian women. We join Fr. McShane in condemning the hateful demagoguery, and misogynist and racist attitudes that fuel such acts of violence, and stand in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander American family, friends and colleagues.

Please join us for two panels featuring Fordham students, faculty and staff who will reflect on the historical and contemporary impact of anti-Asian violence and racism in the U.S., strategies for healing, and the possibilities for interracial solidarity at Fordham and beyond.

5:00pm – 6:30pm
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  • Mary Balingit – Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives, Office of Admissions
  • Arthur Liu – FCRH ’23, Economics and Political Science double major, and President/Asian Cultural Exchange
  • Jennie Park-Taylor – Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology, Graduate School of Education
  • Stephen Hong Sohn – Professor, and Thomas F.X. and Theresa Mullarkey Chair in Literature, School of Arts & Sciences

ModeratorRafael Zapata, Chief Diversity Officer, Special Assistant to the President for
Diversity, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

5:00pm – 6:30pm
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  • Eric Chen – Professor, Counseling Psychology, Graduate School of Education
  • Arianna Chen – FCRH ’22, Political Science and English double major and Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion/United Student Government
  • James Kim – Associate Professor, English, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Tiffany Yip – Professor and Chair, Psychology, School of Arts & Sciences

ModeratorJeffrey Ng, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Special thanks to Akane Zusho, Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Professor of School Psychology; Carolyn Velazquez-Atis, Administrative Assistant to the Dean at the Graduate School of Education; and Jacqueline Gross, Senior Executive Secretary in the Office of the Provost, for their critical support in making this event happen.


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