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Model Minority/Forever Foreigner: Shedding Light on anti-Asian American Racism

GAPP and ACRU announce a Panel Event via Zoom

Model Minority/Forever Foreigner: Shedding Light on anti-Asian American Racism

Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 PM (via Zoom)

Registration required to receive meeting link


About the Panel

News of shocking attacks targeting Asian Americans creates awareness of the hatred targeting this community, yet most Americans may be unaware of the stereotypes and discrimination that impacts immigrants and Americans of Asian descent everyday. The so-called “model minority” appears to have easily assimilated, yet members of this diverse group are often treated as perpetual foreigners, even those whose families have lived in the United States for generations. In our work to promote understanding and root out racism, GAPP and ACRU have invited three women to share stories from family experience, professional research, and community organizing. Our panelists are:

  • Dr. Rachel Baker, nurse researcher, Anderson resident, and mother of three Asian children, will reflect on her family’s personal experiences.
  • Felicity Tao is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association, which supports diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural understanding. She will speak about the barriers to full citizenship that policies and stereotypes pose for Asian Americans. 
  • Dr. Minjin Kim, Asst. Professor at the University of Cincinnati, conducts research on diverse Asian and Asian American populations of immigrants and refugees to understand healthcare disparities and develop training that promotes better health outcomes. Dr. Kim’s work demonstrates the importance of storytelling and cultural humility to foster better relationships and promote understanding. 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. Visit GCCCEA.org for more events.

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