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
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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.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING – HOW TO SHOW UP FOR OTHERS – presented by hollaback!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has witnessed an increase in incidents of bias, discrimination, violence and hate directed against people due to their Gender, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Ethnicity, and/or Race. In this training our goal is to give participants the tools to intervene the next time they witness harassment. We will equip you with the right information on how to be an effective bystander in the midst of public space harassment using hollaback!’s proven 5D’s methodology, our five strategies for intervention. Then we will practice so you leave our training feeling more prepared to successfully and safely intervene.

 

Wednesday, December 9th, 6:30pm-8:00pm ET (US and Canada)

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION – HOW TO SHOW UP FOR OTHERS – presented by hollaback!

Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic Program Series

 

Registration Link:

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This program, a part of a discussion series sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Task Force on Supporting Asian and Asian American Students and Scholars at Penn (TAASS), Pan-Asian-American Community House (PAACH), and Penn Global, features a training from the hollaback! organization. hollaback! is a nationally recognized non-profit working to end harassment –  in all its forms (including harassment due to gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, ethnicity, and/or race).

This is an event for all members of the Penn community as well as friends and family members.

Please direct any questions regarding the event, including disability- and access-related queries, to PAACH at 
paach@lists.upenn.edu

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Ongoing Dialogues

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

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Penn Faculty and Staff: Multilingual Restorative Practice Circles

Additional sessions are currently being scheduled. Check back soon for details and registration links.

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.

To best accommodate all staff and faculty who may be affected, we are holding two Circle series, one held in Mandarin Chinese to support our Mandarin Chinese-speaking colleagues, and another in English to support Asian/American staff and faculty communities who have been affected and do not speak Mandarin Chinese.

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; 11/18/20; and 11/19/20.

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

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Penn Faculty and Staff: Multilingual Restorative Practice Circles

Additional sessions are currently being scheduled. Check back soon for details and registration links.

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.

To best accommodate all staff and faculty who may be affected, we are holding two Circle series, one held in Mandarin Chinese to support our Mandarin Chinese-speaking colleagues, and another in English to support Asian/American staff and faculty communities who have been affected and do not speak Mandarin Chinese.

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; 11/18/20; and 11/19/20.

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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Past Events

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

Scroll down further and click to view recordings of our past events.