From “kung flu” to the “China virus,” the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rise in anti-Asian hate, culminating in the mass shooting at Atlanta-area spas. How is this surge in xenophobia affecting international students, 70 percent of whom are from Asia? Join a much-needed conversation on anti-Asian hate and international students, moderated by Karin Fischer and co-sponsored by Latitude(s) and the University of Kentucky Office of China Initiatives. This panel discussion features experts from several colleges as well as international students to explore the experience of international students in this rising wave of anti-Asian rhetoric. They will discuss how institutions can work to combat this racism and support their international students in this difficult time.
Dr. Katie Koo from Texas A&M University Commerce
Kelly Wagner from University of Michigan
Yuezhong Zheng from Arizona State University
University of Kentucky International Students:
Ruwen Chang, Ph.D. Candidate of Gender and Women Studies
Kuhan Rajendran, Undergraduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering