COVID-19 and the APIDA Community (open to OSU students and staff)

Apr 15, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sophia Antoun

In the months since COVID-19 has been circulating, Asian-Americans and Asians around the world have experienced heightened levels of verbal and physical aggression. Websites, multiple media outlets and an overwhelming amount of social media has contributed to what some experts care calling an info-demic: widespread sharing of misinformation and misunderstanding of the facts.

The MCC is hosting a community conversation about the impact COVID-19 is having on Asian/Asian American communities in this country and abroad. We'll begin by discussing this NPR podcast and article featuring Erika Lee, a historian at the University of Minnesota who studies history, immigration and epidemics. Please listen to this ahead of time. Our dialogue will then shift to raising awareness of the ways that unconscious (or conscious) bias is impacting our APIDA friends, loved ones and colleagues.

Join us in community as we address this important facet of the COVID-19 pandemic and formulate ways that we can each play a role in interrupting bias and creating safe and inclusive communities. For more information, please contact Sophia Antoun, Intercultural Specialist for APIDA Student Initiatives To participate, please register here.