Workshop Panel: Neither Black Or White, But Asian American

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The 19th Annual Summit Against Racism will be hosting its first workshop panel featuring local Asian Americans sharing their stories, including yours truly.

Those of you who are more familiar with Yummyholic know that sharing and celebrating my Asian American identity through my creations is personally a very meaningful part of my business. I hope many of you can attend and engage in conversations that can help us move forward constructively toward answering this year's summit focus: "Polarization to Cooperation: HOW DO We Get There?"

Official session description -

Understandings of race in the United States (including in Pittsburgh) are polarized in many ways, such as reductionist thinking in terms of black and white. But some Asian communities have been in America for many generations — and Asians in general are the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country. Many people don’t know the diverse histories of these 21 plus million people or the different immigration trends that led to varied Asians relocating to particular regions of the U.S. To rectify such invisibility, this workshop begins with a panel of Asian American speakers telling their stories, offers historical context about how Asians influenced understandings of race in the U.S., and it ends with time for Q&A.

Presenters: Moderator Anupama Jain is the principal consultant of Inclusant, a small business focusing on diversity and inclusion education. The panelists are: Ash Chan, Program and Outreach Coordinator for New Voices for Reproductive Justice; Jasmine Cho, founder of Yummyholic; and Kenny Chen, Program Director of Ascender, a newly opened startup incubator and coworking space.
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By: Yummyholic

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