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The Racial Realities of Asian Americans in Higher Education - LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

The Racial Realities of Asian Americans in Higher Education - LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2250 GRAND RIVER ROOM

Description

Samuel D. Museus, Ph.D., associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington; founding director of Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project

In this lecture, Dr. Museus will explore the various ways in which Asian Americans are racialized in contemporary U.S. higher education and society, and the impact that these racial realities have on their higher education experiences and outcomes. The lecture will include discussion of how the model minority myth perpetuates problematic misconceptions of Asian Americans, an overview of how Asian Americans are positioned within larger racial discourses in society, the ways in which Asian Americans experience everyday racism in higher education, and thoughts about how Asian Americans are engaging in activism to advocate for justice and equity.

Connections to the Classroom
Social Justice & Human Rights: (LIB 100)
Upon completion of this program, attendees will have gained an increased understanding of how race and racism shape the live of Asian Americans.

Diverse Communities: (LIB 201)
Upon completion of this program, attendees will have improved their knowledge of how the struggles of Asian American communities are related to other communities of color

Oppression/Discrimination: (LIB 201)
Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to engage in critical dialogue about how Asian Americans and other communities can collectively advocate for racial justice and equity

Contact

Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177

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