Please join BUSD’s Asian American community and district leaders for a discussion and reflection on anti-Asian racism. All members of the BUSD community are invited.
Superintendent Brent Stephens and BUSD District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Stephen Jimenez-Robb will provide opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion to be moderated by Berkeley School Board Director Ana Vasudeo. A Q&A session will follow. Panelists will include special guest Khatharya Um, Associate Professor, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, U.C. Berkeley, as well as parent, teacher and student representatives of BUSD schools.
In this virtual event, panelists will delve into not only the current crisis in the Bay Area and across the country over the past year as cases of anti-Asian racism in the form of discrimination, scapegoating, harassment and violence have skyrocketed, but also the historical roots of hate and racism against people of Asian descent in the U.S.
Also to be discussed: how this prevailing racism has impacted Asian American students, families, teachers and staff of BUSD, and how allies can offer support in meaningful ways.
This event is held in partnership with BUSD Superintendent’s Office; BUSD School Board; the BUSD Office of Civil Rights, and a newly-formed group of BUSD AAPI parents, teachers, staff and students. (For more information about this group, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org)