A Penn-Sponsored Dialogue Series: Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal

Welcome to the Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic dialogue series homepage. This dialogue series is part of the Penn Task Force on Support to Asian and Asian American Students and Scholars (TAASS).

On this page, you will find news regarding upcoming events in the dialogue series, information and registration links regarding ongoing dialogues, and a catalog of past events.

If you are a member of the Penn community and would like to sign up for regular announcements and updates via our listserv, send a request to be subscribed to paach@lists.upenn.edu
Our listserv moderators will subscribe your e-mail address.

Do you have an idea for and/or would you like to partner with us in hosting a dialogue event in the Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic series? Please contact the Penn Pan-Asian American Community House at paach@lists.upenn.edu

Click here to visit the TAASS homepage, where you can learn more about the initiative and access related resources. Please also join our FlattenTheHate campaign by downloading the graphic and featuring it on your social media accounts!

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Upcoming Events

The Penn Pan-Asian American Community House and Penn Global are currently working with our partners to schedule new dialogues, including Restorative Practice Circles for Penn students and alumni.

Check back soon for updates and registration links.

Ongoing Dialogues

Learn more about our ongoing dialogues and register to join the next session:

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Restorative Practice Circles for our Penn Community Members

Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: 亚裔社区如何应对COVID -19 疫情系列对话

An Invitation to a Guided Session of Healing, Processing, and Community-Building for Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff
诚挚邀请宾大亚裔教职员工一起来分享我们在疫情期间的经历和感受以及我们如何应对歧视和偏见的策略

In these challenging times Pan-Asian Faculty & Staff Association (PAFSA) and Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), in partnership with Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Special Services, Restorative Practices @ Penn, and Penn Global have come together to offer a healing, processing, and community building space for Asian/Asian American staff and faculty at Penn who have experienced or are concerned about anti-Asian bias or harassment related to COVID-19. This pandemic, and the hateful rhetoric which has sprung up around it have directly and indirectly harmed many in our community – the Circle will be an opportunity to process with others who have similar experiences and support one another as a community.

These Circle spaces are an opportunity for people with direct lived experiences of anti-Asian racism, bias, or harassment to share their stories and be in community with others who have similar experiences. 

Upcoming sessions for Spring '21 include:

Alumni sessions

  • Wednesday 3/24, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

Facilitators: Ling Yeh (alum) and Phil Kim (alum)

 

Graduate & Professional Student sessions

  • Thursday 3/25, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET

Facilitators: Vivien Yiu (graduate/professional student) & Linshuang Lu (alum)

  • Thursday 3/25, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

Facilitators: Richard Le (alum/staff) & April Zhou (graduate/professional student)

 

Undergraduate Student sessions

  • Tuesday 3/30, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Facilitators: Sue Yee Chen (young alum) and Jun Li (alum)

 

Click here to visit our dialogue series website with the registration link for the above Circles.

You will receive the meeting link to your session of choice upon registration.

 

Mandarin Chinese sessions have been held on 6/30/20 and 8/18/20.
English sessions have been held on 7/7/208/6/20; 9/17/209/22/20; 11/18/2011/19/20; 3/16/20; 3/17/21; 3/18/21; and 3/20/21.

As these are confidential sessions, video recordings are not available.

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Restorative Practice Circles for our Penn Community Members

Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: 亚裔社区如何应对COVID -19 疫情系列对话

An Invitation to a Guided Session of Healing, Processing, and Community-Building for Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff
诚挚邀请宾大亚裔教职员工一起来分享我们在疫情期间的经历和感受以及我们如何应对歧视和偏见的策略

In these challenging times Pan-Asian Faculty & Staff Association (PAFSA) and Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), in partnership with Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Special Services, Restorative Practices @ Penn, and Penn Global have come together to offer a healing, processing, and community building space for Asian/Asian American staff and faculty at Penn who have experienced or are concerned about anti-Asian bias or harassment related to COVID-19. This pandemic, and the hateful rhetoric which has sprung up around it have directly and indirectly harmed many in our community – the Circle will be an opportunity to process with others who have similar experiences and support one another as a community.

These Circle spaces are an opportunity for people with direct lived experiences of anti-Asian racism, bias, or harassment to share their stories and be in community with others who have similar experiences. 

Upcoming sessions for Spring '21 include:

Alumni sessions

  • Wednesday 3/24, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

Facilitators: Ling Yeh (alum) and Phil Kim (alum)

 

Graduate & Professional Student sessions

  • Thursday 3/25, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET

Facilitators: Vivien Yiu (graduate/professional student) & Linshuang Lu (alum)

  • Thursday 3/25, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

Facilitators: Richard Le (alum/staff) & April Zhou (graduate/professional student)

 

Undergraduate Student sessions

  • Tuesday 3/30, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Facilitators: Sue Yee Chen (young alum) and Jun Li (alum)

 

Click here to visit our dialogue series website with the registration link for the above Circles.

You will receive the meeting link to your session of choice upon registration.

 

Mandarin Chinese sessions have been held on 6/30/20 and 8/18/20.
English sessions have been held on 7/7/208/6/20; 9/17/209/22/20; 11/18/2011/19/20; 3/16/20; 3/17/21; 3/18/21; and 3/20/21.

As these are confidential sessions, video recordings are not available.

6/3/20 Video Recording - Kick-off Event
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8/12/20 Video Recording - Panel Discussion on JANM Film
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9/14/20 Video Recording - Anti-Asian Racism and the State
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2/24/21 video recording: Redefining Asian Un/Wellness at Penn
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Past Events

See below to learn more about past events in the Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal dialogue series.