The DEI Team in Collaboration with the Office of International Student Life Presents
Great Minds, Brave Spaces:
Centering our Stories: A Panel Dialogue on the Lived Experiences and Journey to Identity for AAPI Women and Nonbinary Communities
May 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00PM EDT
A recent surge in violent attacks against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities has recently captured the nation’s attention. In addition to the horrific mass shooting in Atlanta that claimed eight lives, including six women of Asian descent, assaults on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have continued to rise at an alarming rate. Hate crimes against the communities have not only been on the rise, but in the last year, they have skyrocketed. Discrimination and violence against AAPI communities have long existed and can be seen throughout the history of the United States. This panel discussion aims to center the voices and lived experiences of women, genderqueer, and nonbinary individuals of Asian descent, and their journey towards identity. This also includes providing historical and societal context to the targeted hate against Asian American Pacific Islander communities that has re-emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us for a dialogue with WPI’s very own Assistant Director of International Student Life, Mirabelle Tseng alongside Admissions Counselor for Diversity & Outreach Initiatives, Isabella Camasura as they discuss the complex socio-political landscape of identity development as it relates to culture, storytelling, mental health, and wellbeing.