On May 19th the Dean's Diversity Concil hosted a panel discussion entitled: The youtube video link is below.
Confronting racial prejudice during COVID-19_ Perspectives and experiences of the AAPI community
Sadly, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in instances of discrimination and violence towards Asian American and Pacific Islanders. The purpose of this panel was to explain the historical context of discrimination in the United States, the model minority myth, and how these variables impact the experiences of AAPI people during COVID-19. Panelists discussed the impact of discrimination on AAPI mental health, outline coping strategies, and provide suggestions for allies of AAPI community members.
Stacey Diane A. Litam, Ph.D., LPCC, NCC, CCMHC. Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Cleveland State University
Joyce Pan Huang, Vice President of Community Development, MidTown Cleveland, Inc.
Bin Su, Ph.D. Professor, Undergraduate Program Director at Cleveland State University
We have added some resources below if you feel you would like to reach out for help or to learn more.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- AAPI Emergency Response Network
- Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
- Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander Working People - In response to COVID-19
- AsiaTown Cleveland
- Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association of Cleveland State University
- Cleveland State University Counseling Center
- ASIAN AMERICANS: Now streaming on PBS. The history of identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans
- BLACK AND ASIAN-AMERICAN FEMINIST SOLIDARITIES: A READING LIST
- Guide to Bystander Intervention
- Stacey Lee’s Up Against Whiteness. This is a wonderful education-focused book which examines how model minority and perpetual foreigner stereotypes can be deployed.
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We have a firm commitment to:
- Develop strategies and practices to both recruit and retain a diverse faculty, staff, and student body to the College of Education and Human Services and encourage student success.
- Create a high profile culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the College at all levels, and become a model and resource to the community.
- Foster a vigorous commitment to guiding and supporting students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds, in order to reduce and eliminate gaps in achievement, retention and graduation rates.