[PAST EVENT] History, Causality & Resistance: Stopping Anti-Asian Hatred During COVID with Dr. Russell Jeung

October 8, 2021
12pm - 1pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium. Zoom also available via REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT.
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Professor Russell Jeung founded STOP AAPI HATE, which collected data on anti-Asian hate that increased during the pandemic.

Using incidents reported to Stop AAPI Hate which he founded at San Francisco State University, Professor Jeung discusses the nationwide trends in anti-Asian racism, their causes, and their historic roots. He then shares how the Asian American community is resisting this racism and what gains we have made.  


Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, Dr. Russell Jeung is an author of books and articles on race and religion. He's written Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans (Oxford U Press, 2019); Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies (UCLA AAS Center, 2019); and At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus Among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors (Zondervan, 2016).

In March 2020, Dr. Jeung co-founded Stop AAPI Hate with Chinese for Affirmative Action and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council. It tracks incidents of COVID-19 discrimination to develop policy interventions and long-term solutions to racism.

Stop AAPI Hate was awarded the 2021 Webby Award for "Social Movement of the Year." TIME magazine named its co-founders, including Dr. Jeung, as among the top 100 Influential Persons of 2021.