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Campus Invited to ‘In the Moment With Frank H. Wu: Confronting Anti-Asian Racism’ on May 12
A virtual session on “Confronting Anti-Asian Racism” will be held with Frank H. Wu, 11th president of Queens College, City University of New York, on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. ET. Wu, along with campus community members, will address the lived experiences of anti-Asian hate and bias, explore the historical context and examine actionable steps for social change.
The campus community is invited to attend. Register for the event.
Prior to joining the City University of New York (CUNY) system, Wu served as chancellor and dean, and then William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He was a member of the faculty at Howard University, one of the nation’s leading historically black college/university (HBCU), for a decade. In his leadership roles at Queens College and UC Hastings, as well as on the faculty at Howard, he was the first Asian American to serve in such a capacity. He was appointed by the federal Department of Education during the Obama administration to its National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.
Wu, who is the author of “Yellow: Race in American Beyond Black and White,” was a trustee of Gallaudet University and of Deep Springs College. He received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan.
Wu recently served on the Independent Advisory Panel responsible for engaging with the campus community and providing advice to the Board of Trustees Special Committee on University Climate, Diversity and Inclusion in developing recommendations regarding programs, policies and initiatives designed to foster and strengthen diversity and inclusion at the University.
The event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Services, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Office of Multicultural Affairs. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning will be provided. For questions or to request additional accommodations, please contact Huey Hsiao at email@example.com.