AAM2:Asian Americans Matter Too with Yuri Chia

Y Chia

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Course Title: AAM2:Asian Americans Matter Too

Course Instructor: Y Chia 

Brought to you by Odyssey 

June 10, 2023 - July 29, 2023 (8 sessions)

Saturday 8 PM, ET

Virtual via Zoom



Course Description:

Interdisciplinary intro to Asian American diversity aims to ease racial tensions spiking with the Covid-19 pandemic. PBS' Asian Americans documentary series are talking points to widen perspectives. We face perpetual foreigner challenges struggling for the American dream beyond black-white diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join multicultural conversations respecting immigrant diaspora differences in promoting global understanding! We'll survey anti-Asian hate plunging to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Vincent Chin tragedy till recent Oscars Asian wins. All are welcome too to tandem Asian+American: Linking Generations via Film course.


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ABOUT Yuri Chia

Y Chia, MSEM, MSE earned 3 combined JHU degrees in Civil & Systems Engineering, Engineering Management in Environmental/Health Engineering|Environmental Systems Analysis, Economics & Public Policy. He cofounded JHU Asian Pacific Islander Desi American alum-student affinity, served several Inter-Asian Council groups, East Asian Studies' Student Advisory Committee, Multicultural Leadership Council, Grad Rep Organization Advocacy Chair, MSEM Rep with vast community service, winning Alum caRING for WSE, Governor's Service Award-Emerging Leader, Presidential Service Gold Award and much more. He connected students, faculty, staff and community as Baltimore Collegetown Network grad assistant, Baltimore County Board of Education Advisory Council Vice Chair, starting a decade ago as Student Member and the only student also serving the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. 

Fluent in Chinese dialects including Mandarin, Cantonese, some Taiwanese and Romance languages, he studied abroad in advanced Chinese-English film and other translations, doing STEM internships and research as well. He aims to extend his multilingual, interdisciplinary STEAM and econ background to policy/law.

 Event Date
Saturday, June 10, 2023
8:00pm EDT

Saturday, July 29, 2023
11:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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