INSIGHT to Host Webinar on Combatting AAPI Racism in Higher Education

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On September 20, tune into INSIGHT Into Diversity’s webinar series that will focus on the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across higher education.

As colleges prepare to fully reopen this fall, campus leadership needs to be prepared to confront potential acts of hate and violence against the AAPI community, including students and employees. AAPI people have commonly been named “the model minority” in the United States, a persistent myth that alienates them from other communities of color and beyond. Our panelists will share strategies for addressing racism towards the AAPI community as we have all witnessed across the country in recent months.

In addition, AAPI people remain underrepresented in leadership positions at U.S. colleges and universities, according to the American Council on Education. Our panelists include AAPI professionals whose careers have taken them to top positions in higher education. They will discuss the role that current leaders can play in supporting institutional practices and policies that can increase AAPI achievement and promotion.

Join us for a free webinar Monday, September 20th at 1:00pm EST
We encourage you to send questions for our panelists beforehand to
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Webinar moderator:

Holly Mendelson
Co-publisher, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

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