Apr 27, 2021

Dear campus community,

UCI students, staff and faculty are invited by the Office of Inclusive Excellence to do more to prevent and create communities of support to address anti-Asian bias and incidents during the current pandemic.

The program on May 10 includes brief presentations and community conversation including: Wenbo Li, graduate researcher from The Ohio State University, discussing recent findings “Testing Three Explanations for Stigmatization of People of Asian Descent during COVID-19,” Marcelle Hayashida, associate vice chancellor for wellness, health, and counseling services in the Division of Student Affairs discussing UCI resources and strategies for self-care and care of others, and Thuy Vo Dang, curator for the Southeast Asian Archive, discussing research and knowledge bases to address anti-Asian bias.

The current UCI Great Big Read, “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu, serves as a springboard for the conversation and community check in. The UCI Great Big Read is a partnership of the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Division of Student Affairs, and UCI Libraries to promote community and solidarity during this time of physical distancing due to COVID-19. The common readings, book club and author talks all aim to advance inclusive excellence and diverse identities at UCI.

We look forward to seeing you at the event on May 10.

For more details, please see information at: https://inclusion.uci.edu/uci-great-big-read/.