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Anti-Asian Racism During the Pandemic

During this pandemic, many have been quick to draw racial narratives around Asian people and COVID-19, sometimes resulting in disturbing acts of violence and racism towards Asian Canadians. Today, many Asian Canadians report feeling unsafe in their own communities—so much so that many are changing their daily routines and avoiding public areas in fear of racial aggression.

Join us for a conversation about how we can have healthy discourse on our global response to the pandemic and reject narratives that place blame on an entire race of people.

We are hosting this event with WeInclude, a group of young people who came together in response to the rise of anti-Asian sentiments and racial aggression during the COVID-19 pandemic in Vancouver. In their work, WeInclude hopes to create a community of support for Asians who feel alienated during the pandemic and challenge racism wherever and whenever it arises.

WeInclude will be launching social media accounts and a website shortly so that you can get to know them before the event.

SPEAKERS

When

July 09, 2020

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Where

Online Event
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.

ACCESSIBILITY, TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY

Registration and Password

A password to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking
  • We will lock the meeting at 12:10pm
  • We will ask that participants use their first and last name as their display name on the webinar, so we can check incoming participants against the event registration list

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.

We also ask that you respect our community guidelines:

  • Be as present as possible (turn video on, put away phone, close/mute tabs).
  • Thoughtful questions are welcome in the chat throughout the session. If your question is for a particular speaker, type “@name” at the beginning.
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames they provide!
  • Step up, step back: if you’ve asked a question or shared a comment, ensure that new voices are heard before you contribute again.
  • Practice self-care: if you need to get up or take a break, please feel free.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility or privacy, feel free to connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca.

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