Diversity Forum 2021
Rising Above and Reshaping our World in the Image of Justice
Dr. Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, will provide the keynote address on day one. Since March 2020, Stop AAPI Hate has recorded more than 9,000 incidents of discrimination, harassment, and violence against people of Asian descent in the United States. A majority of those incidents have happened in public spaces and nearly two-thirds have targeted women. Their powerful work has opened eyes, brought about change, and received widespread acclaim, most recently from Time magazine, which named Jeung to their annual “100 Most Influential People” list for 2021 along with his fellow Stop AAPI Hate co-founders. Prof. Jeung’s keynote will discuss the nationwide trends in anti-Asian racism, their causes and their historic roots and will share how the Asian American community is resisting this racism and what gains they have made.