All over the country, the rise in anti-Asian violence has overtaken this country. Every week there seems to be yet another incident of racism in our communities of Asian descent. Some are surprised in the sudden rise in such violence, but those in the Asian community have witnessed and experienced this type of violence for years in our educational and business institutions, and throughout our communities.
In this much needed workshop, we will explore some of the roots of this type of anti-Asian racism, as well as the stereotypes and innuendoes that have driven and incited this kind of violent racism.
Through personal stories, slides and films we will demonstrate the types of discussions and issues that we need to be focused on and the types of support by the non-Asian community that is sorely needed.
Participants will learn:
- Becoming Culturally Sensitive & Aware of AAPI Issues
- What to Do When A Discriminatory Incident Occurs
- How to Be a Supportive Ally to the AAPI Community
- Ways to Respond to the AAPI Community That are Culturally Sensitive & Respectful
- Ways to Listen to Stories of Trauma
- 21 Ways That Stops a Diversity Conversation
- Unhealthy Ways to Communicate
- Learn the Long History of Racism Towards the AAPI Community
Audience: Educators, Administrators, Therapists, Counselors, Managers, Social Workers, HR, EEO
Time Frame: 3 Hours
Number of Participants: up to 195
Lee Mun Wah is a Chinese American community therapist, filmmaker, author, diversity trainer and the founder of StirFry Seminars & Consulting that deals with the issues of racism, sexism, conflicts and group process through a mindfulness and Buddhist approach. His film, Stolen Ground is about racism towards AAPI and his most famous film, The Color of Fear, was featured in a two-hour special on Oprah Winfrey in 1995 that was viewed by over 15 million viewers. Thousands all over the world have taken his workshops and trainings.