Diversity & Inclusion Calendar of Events

A collaborative effort of Auxiliary & Business Services, Corporate Controller, Office of Physical Plant

May

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.

Historic Fact:

Malcom X, African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist, was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. 

 

Penn State History 

May 1932: Mildred Settle Bunton became Penn State’s first black alumna, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in home economics (now health and human development).  Penn State's Bunton-Waller Fellowships and Scholarships are named to honor the legacies of both Bunton and Calvin H. Waller, the University's first black alumnus, who graduated in 1904.

 

Quote

“Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.” ~Muhammed Ali

 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion encourages all Finance and Business staff and community members to practice responsible physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As such, until further noted, the Diversity and Inclusion Calendar of Events will only list virtual Diversity & Inclusion Events.

D&I Calendar of Events
Date Time Location Event Details
Monday, May 10 , 2021 6:30 PM Virtual

THE LYNCHING OF A UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE AGENT

A conversation with the first black secret service agent assigned to the White House detail, Abraham Bolden. in 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Bolden as part of the Secret Service White House detail "in an attempt to integreate the previously all-white Secret Service detail." After expressing concern about segragation practices, the behavior of fellow agents, and the lack of communication in the agency, Mr. Bolden was framed and imprisoned. Mr. Bolden is the author of The Echo from Dealey Plaza. Today, Abraham Bolden is seeking a pardon due to innocence. Join us for this amazing histrocial conversation.

Tuesday, May 11 , 2021 7:30 PM Virtual

WOMEN IN BLUE

On May 11, at 7:30 PM, join us as we view the documentary, Women in Blue. Our participants will be able to view the film and will be able to engage in a guided discussion in the chat.  On May 12, at 7:00 PM, join us as we speak to the filmmaker, Deirdre Fishel alongside our Women in Blue about initiatvies after the filem. Moderated by Iris Richardson.  

Wednesday, May 12 , 2021 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Virtual

PRESENTATION: FACING MECCA: REFLECTIONS OF ISLAM IN ART

This presentation will showcase the Asian Art Museum’s Islamic art collection. Islam has inspired a variety of sacred art, but the scope extends far beyond religious objects into the secular and cultural realms.
 

Wednesday, May 12 , 2021 5:00 PM Virtual

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION 2.0: CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING WORKSHOP

If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them.  We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.

Wednesday, May 12 , 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Zoom

WHITE ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP

This group will explore the history of race, whiteness, white supremacy, and racisim including the through-lines to this day. Sessions will be weekly through June 2021. For this session, Rachael Forester and Kathy Obear will begin discussing: 1) When was the concept of race created? For what purpose? To whose benefit? To whoe dehumanization? 2) When was the concept of "white" created? For what purpose? To whose benefit? To whose dehumanization? Resources for further learning will be recommended. Powerful resources for the initial questions include Episodes 2 and 3 of the "Seeing White" podcast (Scene on Radio season 2) and Dr. Ibrahm X. Kendi's books, "Stamped From the Beginning".

Wednesday, May 12 , 2021 7:00 PM Virtual

WOMEN IN BLUE PANEL

Join us as we speak to the filmaker, Deirdre Fishel alongside our Women in Blue. Moderated by Iris Richardson.

Thursday, May 13 , 2021 8:00 PM Zoom

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT

Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual Zoom workshop sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, CAIR Chicago, and Hollaback!, you'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising your safety. This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!'s 5D's of bystander intervention methodology. We'll start by talking about the types of discrimination that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now - from microaggressions to violence. You'll then learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We'll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. At the end of our practice scenarios, and you'll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment. This training may not be ADA compliant.

Friday, May 14 , 2021 2:00 PM Virtual

WARNERMEDIA ACCESS: CREATING INCLUSIVE PATHWAYS INTO THE INDUSTRY

Join WarnerMedia for an insightful conversation on breaking into the TV industry through pipeline programs and fellowships.  WarnerMedia’s Karen Horne, SVP Equity & Inclusion, and Director Zao Wang (HBO Access ’21) will discuss diversity initiatives and WarnerMedia’s efforts to amplify underrepresented voices.

Friday, May 14 , 2021 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM Virtual

SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG

A musical journey across and into the soul of the Indian and Pacific oceans, Small Island Big Song was filmed during three years and features more than 100 artists from island nations. The nonnarrative film is a playful but poignant musical plea. In the spirit of storytelling before current borders were drawn, the film is an oceanic songline, a timely and uplifting musical plea for environmental and cultural awareness from those on the frontline of the climate crisis. The film’s initiators, Australian filmmaker and music producer Tim Cole and Taiwanese film producer BaoBao Chen, met the artists on their homelands to record a song “which spoke for their heritage and environment.” It’s a song they took across the ocean for other artists representing their island to add to—all filmed in nature, sung in the language, and played on the instruments of that land. Through this process, the film’s voice was created in the field following the guidance of those carrying the cultural lineage, those who could speak for the land. Small Island Big Song was filmed and recorded across the Pacific and Indian oceans in Australia, Indonesia, Madagascar, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Bougainville, Borneo, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Mauritius, Vanuatu, Guam, Hawaii, and Taiwan. Film stream access: May 3 - May 14. Virtual visit from artists: May 10 - May 14. Register by May 13 for free access to the film and artists visit.

Saturday, May 15 , 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual

MAKE YUM, NOT HATE - EPISODE 2

Learn how to make delicious Asian Pacific American dishes with Commissioners and special guests.

Sunday, May 16 , 2021 2:00 PM Virtual

WPSU WORLD KITCHEN: NORTH INDIAN CUISINE

Guest chef, Pallavi Eswara will introduce you to the aromatic deliciousness that is North Indian cuisine.

Monday, May 17 , 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Zoom

CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS: POWERFUL VOICES: ASIAN AMERICANS IN CENTRE COUNTY SPEAK OUT

Come meet some of our active Asian American (APIDA) community through:

-Overview - the "Bigger Picture" including US history we weren't taught in high school

-Diverse Panel of Asian Amercians who work to make our community better for all

-Explore what we can do to be better allies against anti-Asian and other hate.

Panelists include: Dr. Nalini Krishnankutty, Donal (Don Myong) Hahn, J.D., Hyeseon Kim, Celeste Good, Steven Zhange, and Shih-In Ma. 

Monday, May 17 , 2021 1:30 PM Zoom

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT

Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual Zoom workshop sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, CAIR Chicago, and Hollaback!, you'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising your safety. This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!'s 5D's of bystander intervention methodology. We'll start by talking about the types of discrimination that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now - from microaggressions to violence. You'll then learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We'll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. At the end of our practice scenarios, and you'll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment. This training may not be ADA compliant.

Tuesday, May 18 , 2021 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Virtual

AUTHOR: MIA P. MANANSALA AND GIGI PANDIAN IN CONVERSATION

Mia P. Manansala and Gigi Pandian will discuss the art of mystery writing, publishing and being part of Crime Writers of Color.
 

Tuesday, May 18 , 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Virtual

SUPPORT GROUP FOR LOVED ONES OF LGBTQA+

This is a support group for everyone that loves LGBTQA+ folks (parent, spouse, sibling, grandparent, friend) that would like to build community and support with people that can understand. We meet from 7-8pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Our meetings are currently being held online. Email [email protected] for a direct link.

Wednesday, May 19 , 2021 7:00 PM Virtual

THE DONUT KING

THE DONUT KING is Ted Ngoy’s rags-to-riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975, and building an unlikely multimillion-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ngoy sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979, he was living the American Dream—but a great rise often comes with a great fall. THE DONUT KING is a tale of hard knocks, redemption, wealth, survival, risk, and donuts. Join audiences nationwide on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET for a virtual CAAMFest Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of THE DONUT KING featuring a post-screening panel with writer, director, and showrunner Kulap Vilaysack and soon-to-be announced special guests, on immigration, cross-cultural community relationships, and the promise of the American Dream.

Wednesday, May 19 , 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual

ONE COMMUNITY, DIVERSE VOICES

This 60-minute virtual program (hosted in Microsoft Teams) will include a proclamation, history, entertainment and a keynote address by PA State Representative Patty Kim. 

Wednesday, May 19 , 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM Virtual

"WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?" PARK RANGERS CONVERSE ON THE POWER OF PLACE

NPS park rangers will reflect on their experiences as Asian and Pacific Islander, Americans and Park Rangers. The history of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Bay Area is fascinating, but seldom recognized as American history. Despite multiple generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders in San Francisco, there persists lingering questions of identity, ‘American-ness’ and place. From communities that transcend borders, we ask, ‘What is our place in this world, if not the U.S.?’ 
 

Friday, May 21 , 2021 1:00 PM Virtual

A TIME FOR REMEMBERING

The publication of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings has led to young Asian American critics, writers, and mediamakers discovering the “radical vision of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee,” as a subheading in an Atlantic feature proclaims. Cha’s novel was one of many Asian American artistic projects and practices from the 80s that pushed against form and incorporated the language of alienation, paralleling the increased political value of representational framing since the start of the pandemic. We gather together critics and artists like Daryl Chin to critically reflect on the mechanics of how work comes up. What other forms of Asian American experimentation should we be helping each other retrieve from our collective histories? 

Friday, May 21 , 2021 12:00 PM Virtual

HOW TO RESPOND TO HARASSMENT FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN HARASSMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP

After attending our bystander intervention trainings, many Asian/Americans want to know — how do I take care of myself when I experience harassment? If that’s a question you’re asking — this training is for you. During this one-hour, highly interactive training you’ll learn Hollaback!’s methodology for responding to harassment: 1) Trust your Instincts, 2) Reclaim Your Space, and 3) Practice Resilience. You’ll learn how your identities can shape your experience of harassment and the impact that harassment has on you and your community as a whole. We’ll talk about what to look for when assessing your safety, and how to determine if responding in the moment is the right action or not. We’ll also take a deep dive into how to build your resilience on an individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal front. You’ll leave with new tools on how to respond to harassment, whether your response is in the moment while that harassment is happening or long-term.

Saturday, May 22 , 2021 3:00 PM Virtual

RICOCHET

RICOCHET is directed by Jeff Adachi and Chihiro Wimbush and is an eye-opening documentary about the tragic death of Kate Steinle. Kate was walking on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father when a shot rang out. Seconds later, she was dead. An undocumented immigrant, Jose Garcia Zarate, was arrested and accused of murder. Within hours, then candidate Donald Trump used the case to justify his immigration policies, stating that the death of Steinle was caused by San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies.  The trial of the case was one of the most watched and commented on trials of decade. Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, is assigned the case and develops the evidence through a fascinating analysis of video evidence, forensic science and witnesses, including Garcia-Zarate.  Gonzalez is assisted by Francisco Ugarte, who heads the office’s immigration unit, and the defense team. The work of Gonzalez and Ugarte on this case is overseen by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi. In 2019, we sadly lost Jeff Adachi before he completed the film. Co-Director, Chihiro Wimbush completed the film and CAAMFest is thrilled to showcase the world premiere of this important documentary. We hope to not only celebrate this film, but Jeff’s legacy as a talented filmmaker, community leader and champion for the under-served communities. This is a live virtual screening.

Saturday, May 22 , 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Virtual

CELEBRATING TRADITION IN A YEAR OF RESILIENCE - ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2021 ARTIST VIRTUAL EVENT

This is an online exhibition of performances to celebrate the 2021 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The project aims to capture the journey of Pennsylvania artists/performers of Asian and Pacific Islander origin over this past year, as the pandemic modified their daily lives and made them adopt new methods and modes of showcasing their talent. The hope is to showcase these individuals/groups together to honor the resilience, sacrifice and journey of the APA community in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, May 23 , 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Virtual

CAAM CONVERSATION: FOOD AND COMMUNITY

Join us for a free live conversation with culinary entrepreneurs and community leaders, Chef Tu David Phu and Chef Reem Assil. This program will explore how the pandemic has impacted our local food communities and where do we go from here. Chef Tu David Phu cut his culinary teeth in the kitchens of some of the nation’s top restaurants, including Daniel, Acquerello and Chez Panisse; and across a wide range of cooking cultures – from the American culinary greats to classical European traditions. But it was what he calls “the memory of taste” that pulled him back to his roots: the practices, ingredients, techniques, and flavors of Vietnamese cuisines.  Revisiting his favorite childhood dishes, Chef Tu began an in-depth exploration of the cuisine of his mother’s generations-old culinary repertoire. And is passionate about sharing the riches and lessons of his birthright through food. Reem Assil is a Palestinian-Syrian chef based in Oakland, CA and owner of Reem’s California, a nationally acclaimed restaurant in Oakland and Reem’s California Mission in San Francisco, inspired by Arab street corner bakeries and the vibrant communities that surround them.

Sunday, May 23 , 2021 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM Virtual

WONG KAR-WAI AND HIS CINEMATIC LEGACY CONVERSATION

On day 3 of our drive-in experiences at Fort Mason Flix, we will be screening one of his most iconic films, HAPPY TOGETHER. To mark this special screening and in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, we are also hosting a special conversation about the cinematic legacy of Wong Kar-Wai. This panel will begin with a welcome from Jay Xu, Director and CEO of the Asian Art Museum, and include industry professionals: Kiki Fung, Program Consultant for the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Bede Cheng, Managing Director at L’Immagine Ritrovata Asia. Join us for this lively conversation and celebration of Wong Kar-Wai. This is available May 13-23, 2021.

Sunday, May 23 , 2021 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Virtual

CELEBRATING AAPI HERITAGE

This is a forum on Asian American History, Culture, and Future.

Sunday, May 23 , 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Virtual

BOOK CLUB: VANESSA HUA, A RIVER OF STARS

A gathering to discuss SFPL’s May On the Same Page selection, Vannessa Hua’s, A River of Stars. Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities . For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the Asian diaspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation's James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post . A River of Stars is Vanessa Hua's first novel.

Sunday, May 23 , 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Virtual

PERFORMANCE: SHOKO HIKAGE PERFORMS MUSIC FOR KOTO

Acclaimed musician Shoko Higake performs traditional and contemporary music for koto. The performance features works by Yatsuhashi Kengyo, Hyo-shin Na, Tadao Sawai and Jon Raskin.
 

Monday, May 24 , 2021 6:00 PM Zoom

THE BAMBOO SCRIM

Join a conversation with Raymond J. Lee and Sagan (Diane) Chen '14, as they discuss their work in the performing arts and their thoughts about the well-documented underrepresentation of Asian/Americans. Moderated by Dartmouth Professor Eng-Beng Lim (Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality), this free webinar is open to the general public as well as the Dartmouth community. After the prepared remarks, audience members will be invited to ask questions of the panelists.

Monday, May 24 , 2021 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Virtual

AUTHOR: VANESSA HUA IN CONVERSATION WITH YALITZA FERRERAS, A RIVER OF STARS

Vanessa Hua and Yalitza Ferreras discuss writing and Hua’s book A River of Stars. In a powerful debut novel about motherhood, immigration and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Holed up with other moms-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chen is far from her native China, where she worked in a factory job and fell in love with the owner, Boss Yeung. Now she's carrying his baby. Already married with three daughters, he's overjoyed because the doctors confirmed he will finally have the son he has always wanted. To ensure that his son has every advantage, he has shipped Scarlett off to give birth on American soil and to gain U.S. citizenship. As Scarlett awaits the baby's arrival, she chokes down bitter medicinal stews and spars with her imperious housemates. The only one who fits in even less is Daisy, a spirited teenager and fellow unwed mother who is being kept apart from her American boyfriend. Then a new sonogram of Scarlett's baby reveals the unexpected. Panicked, she escapes by hijacking a van—only to discover that she has a stowaway: Daisy, who intends to track down the father of her child. They flee to San Francisco's bustling Chinatown, where Scarlett will join countless immigrants desperately trying to seize their piece of the American dream. What Scarlett doesn't know is that her baby's father is not far behind her. 

Monday, May 24 , 2021 4:00 PM Virtual

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN HARASSMENT AND XENOPHOBIA WORKSHOP

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

Tuesday, May 25 , 2021 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Virtual

AUTHOR: ANDRIA LO AND VALERIE LUU CHINATOWN PRETTY

Hear about Chinatown Pretty, the book that captures the street-style of seniors citizens across six North American Chinatowns: San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Vancouver.
 

Wednesday, May 26 , 2021 7:00 PM Zoom

AN EVENING WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN: THE COMMITTED

Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will discuss his new novel, The Committed. Nguyen will be in conversation with Professor Sheela Jane Menon. This event is in partnership with the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

Thursday, May 27 , 2021 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Virtual

PERFORMANCE: THE ROMANCE OF CHINESE POETRY

Poet Clara Hsu and Guqin master David Wong offer insights into the intricate relationship between word and music in ancient China.
 

Thursday, May 27 , 2021 8:00 PM Zoom

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT

Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual Zoom workshop sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, CAIR Chicago, and Hollaback!, you'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising your safety. This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!'s 5D's of bystander intervention methodology. We'll start by talking about the types of discrimination that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now - from microaggressions to violence. You'll then learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We'll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. At the end of our practice scenarios, and you'll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment. This training may not be ADA compliant.

Thursday, May 27 , 2021 2:00 PM Zoom

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT

Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual Zoom workshop sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, CAIR Chicago, and Hollaback!, you'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising your safety. This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!'s 5D's of bystander intervention methodology. We'll start by talking about the types of discrimination that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now - from microaggressions to violence. You'll then learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We'll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. At the end of our practice scenarios, and you'll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment. This training may not be ADA compliant.

Thursday, May 27 , 2021 3:00 PM Virtual

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION 2.0: CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING WORKSHOP

If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them.  We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.

Saturday, May 29 , 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual

MAKE YUM, NOT HATE - EPISODE 3

Learn how to make delicious Asian Pacific American dishes with Commissioners and special guests.