INSIGHT Hosts Webinar on Combatting AAPI Racism in Higher Education

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INSIGHT Into Diversity recently hosted a webinar focused on the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across higher education.

The webinar, Combatting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism and Increasing AAPI Leadership in Higher Education, featured five panelists of Asian descent who are involved in higher education and leadership education:

Linda Akutagawa
President and CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc., Editorial Board member of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

Lindsay Dhanani, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Ohio University


Christa Grant, MS.Ed 
Assistant Dean of Intercultural Affairs/Chief Diversity Officer for Student Affairs/Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Union College New York

Meena Naik
Program Director, University of North Texas

Gigi Secuban, PhD
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio University, Editorial Board member of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

INSIGHT co-publisher Holly Mendelson moderated the hour-and-a-half discussion.

Holly Mendelson
Co-publisher, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine


This webinar is the third in a series of events hosted by INSIGHT Into Diversity that facilitate a conversation around race and gender in higher education. To view all our past webinars, click here.

Panelist-Recommended Resources:

Affinity group resources at Ohio University – many schools have similar organizations

Asian Americans – PBS television series

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Leadership Development Program for Higher Education

How Vincent Chin’s Death Led To A Wave Of Asian American Activism

It’s Complicated: Taking Up Space as Asian American Women in Higher Education – Webinar

LEAP – Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics

‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism
By Rosalind S. Chou and Joe R. Feagin

On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy?

The Chinese Massacre of 1871

The Importance of Linguistics to a Language Teacher

The Making of Asian America
By Erika Lee

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

Vincent Who? – Documentary film about the murder of Vincent Chin

Why linguistics should be taught in public education

Working in Solidarity to Address Anti-Asian Violence and Xenophobia
By Christa Grant, Gretchel Hathaway, and D Ekow King

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White
By Frank H. Wu