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Asian-Americans Facing Hate

Renee Tajima-Peña and Helen Zia
April 5, 2021

Webinar "Asian Americans: Facing Hate, Fighting for Justice, and Shaping the American Story" on April 8.

On Thursday, April 8, at 3 pm, SpeakOut is hosting the webinar "Asian Americans: Facing Hate, Fighting for Justice, and Shaping the American Story," with speakers Renee Tajima-Peña and Helen Zia.

Two outspoken, activist Asian American women speak their minds about anti-Asian racism and misogyny in the current climate of hate—and how they seek to build multiracial, multicultural unity to address white supremacy and sexism.

Renee Tajima-Peña is an award-winning filmmaker whose work focuses on immigrant communities, race, gender and social justice. Helen Zia is a noted author and activist on social justice issues ranging from civil rights and gender equality to countering homophobia and hate violence.

Renee and Helen first met in 1984 in Detroit when Renee was producing her Academy-Award-nominated documentary “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and Helen was a lead activist in that landmark campaign for justice.

In an effort to encourage UMD students, faculty, and staff to attend this timely event, the Commission on Equity, Race, and Ethnicity (CERE) and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) are pleased to announce that they will cover the cost of tickets for up to 150 participants from UMD.
Registration Instructions: Option A (pay what you can $5 - $25)
For those who would like to pay for their own ticket:
  1. Click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-americans-facing-hate-fighting-for-justice-and-shaping-america-tickets-148378041717
  2. Click the green Tickets button.
  3. Select your desired donation level ($5, $10, or $25), and click the Checkout button.
  4. Fill out the contact information and click Place Order.
  5. You will directly receive the Zoom link for the webinar, as well as the link to the recording to watch again or later.
Registration Instructions: Option B (free)
For students and others who would like CERE/ODI to cover the cost of their ticket:
  1. Click the following link: www.eventbrite.com/e/148378041717/?discount=duluth48
  2. Click the green Register button.
  3. On the Tickets page (it will say free, as you will not be paying here), indicate 1 general admission, and then click the Checkout button.
  4. Fill out the contact information and click Register.
  5. You will directly receive the Zoom link for the webinar, as well as the link to the recording to watch again or later.

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