#StopAsianHate and Reckoning with Current Events

#StopAsianHate and Reckoning with Current Events:
A Panel Discussion for the UCLA Community

In light of the horrific recent increase in crimes against members of our Asian and Pacific Islander community, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and our campus partners are organizing a special panel discussion event for the UCLA community.

Please join our esteemed panelists for a searing conversation in this 2-part event:

  • Part I: Main panel discussion, featuring a range of voices within and outside UCLA (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • Part II: Student-driven and -focused panel discussion, a follow-up forum addressing current issues (30 minutes)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm PT

  • 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Main Panel Discussion (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Student Panel Discussion (30 minutes)

The event will take place via Zoom. The specific Zoom link and instructions will be provided closer to the event date to all registrants.


Main Panel

  • Caroline Kong, Chair of UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association; Instructional Designer and Technologist, UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Manjusha Kulkarni, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON)
  • Angela Li, UCLA Class of 2021; Director of the Asian Pacific Coalition (APC); Vice-Chair of the Campus Retention Committee (CRC)
  • May Sudhinaraset, Associate Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Karen Umemoto, Helen and Morgan Chu Endowed Director’s Chair of the Asian American Studies Center; Urban Planning and Asian American Studies Professor, UCLA
  • Moderator: Margaret Shih, Associate Vice Chancellor, BruinX, UCLA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Neil Jacoby Chair in Management; Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Closing Remarks: Anna Spain Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Student Panel

Panelists for the student session will be announced shortly


  • UCLA Asian American Studies Center
  • UCLA Asian American Studies Department
  • UCLA Asia Pacific Center
  • UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association
  • UCLA Institute of American Cultures
  • UCLA International Institute


Date(s) - Apr 07, 2021
2:00 pm PDT - 3:45 pm PDT


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