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Asian American Identities, Histories, and Cultures: A Critical Roundtable Discussion

This is a past event.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:30am

Virtual Event

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In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this virtual roundtable is designed specifically for our South Florida and FIU communities - but open to all - with a focus on how AAPI people have contributed to the history and culture of Miami and elsewhere. Picking up where Margaret Cho left off in our discussion last month, we will continue the conversation around the “model minority myth,” explore ongoing violence against the AAPI community, and examine our role as an institution of higher education in addressing anti-AAPI racism in the context of our commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice. 

Learn from Mitzi Carter (Global Indigenous Forum, FIU), Emily Gresham (ORED & Start Up FIU, FIU), Joshua Ho (Director, Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board), and Joanne Li (Dean of FIU Business, FIU). There’s much to discuss. 

This event is hosted by the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment; the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the FIU Foundation.

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