EPIDEMIC OF HATE: Stories of Racism, Resiliency, and Resistance in Asian American Communities

May 28, 2020 6:00 PM - May 28, 2020 7:00 PM

3835 Campus Drive
Architecture Building (145 ARC)
College Park, MD 20742
United States

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A Virtual Panel Discussion on Public Health and Historic Preservation.

Fear of Asians and Pacific Islanders is long rooted in American history of prejudicial policies. From Angel Island in San Francisco and Kalaupapa in Molokaʻi to Chinatowns and Japantowns, anti-API xenophobia has a history rooted in decades of discriminatory and biased American public health and immigration policies that have targeted (and continue to target) immigrants from Asia because of the perceived threats they pose to America’s dominance domestically and abroad. It is in these places that we find stories of resiliency and resistance, including Chinese Hospital in San Francisco's Chinatown and the Japanese Hospital in Los Angeles. These historic places not only served Asian American communities during times of public health crises but continued to provide public health services to local communities in need. Historic sites like Angel Island serve as reminders of the relationship between xenophobia and public health, and the role history and historic sites can play during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Dr. Kristen Hayashi (Japanese American National Museum), Dr. Laureen Hom (Cal Poly Pomona), Dr. Nayan Shah (University of Southern California) and Ed Tepporn (Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation) moderated by Dr. Michelle Magalong (University of Maryland) on Thursday, May 28 at 6pm PST. Co-presented by University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP).

Register in advance for this virtual panel discussion: https://bit.ly/EpidemicOfHate

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Internal Speaker / Exhibitor
External Speaker / Exhibitor
Dr. Kristen Hayashi
Dr. Laureen Hom
Dr. Nayan Shah
Ed Tepporn

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