Friday, April 2, 2021

Invisible No More: Asian American Responses to Atlanta

In solidarity with Asian American Pacific Islander communities, please see the following video of "Invisible No More: Asian American Responses to Atlanta," moderated by  Dr. Takeo Rivera, BU Assistant Professor of English and of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies that houses the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network. Description posted by Boston University on YouTube below:

"On Friday, March 26, a group of Boston University professors gathered virtually for a panel discussion in response to the Atlanta spa shootings that took place just over a week prior in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. The event, which claimed the lives of eight people, has been widely characterized as part of a nationwide pattern of anti-Asian hate crimes and targeting. According to #StopAAPIHate​, a coalition that tracks incidents of violence and harassment against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S., hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans have surged by nearly 150% from 2019 to 2020. The panelists spoke on a range of academic and personal topics and will continue to hold space for larger community conversations on how to move forward as an Asian American community at BU. Panelists: Dr. Yoonsook Ha - Boston University School of Social Work 

Dr. Hyeouk Chris Hahm - Boston University School of Social Work 

Dr. Choi Hee An - Boston University School of Theology 

Dr. Kính T. Vũ - Boston University College of Fine Arts

Moderated by: Dr. Takeo Rivera - Boston University College of Arts & Sciences This event was co-sponsored by BU's Anna Howard Shaw Center, School of Theology, School of Social Work, College of Fine Arts, Faculty & Staff Assistance Office, Diversity and Inclusion Office, African American Studies Program, Department of English, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program."

Link to video of the Panel Discussions here: