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Navigating Racism and Bias: A Panel Discussion Supporting UT and Local Asian Community in Unprecedented Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt throughout the world, the amount of bias and discrimination shown toward those of Asian ancestry has increased.* This has become a growing concern on campus as members of the Asian community here at UT have been sharing stories of their experiences encountering bias and racism acts here in Knoxville.

To address this issue, the Center for Global Engagement in partnership with the Division of Diversity and Engagement held a panel discussion Navigating Racism and Bias: Supporting UT and Local Asian Community in Unprecedented Times on Wednesday, April 29 at 2:30 pm-3:40 pm to share some ideas on how to connect our Asian population with resources and strategies for navigating implicit and explicit bias, as well as strategies for how others can be supportive of Asian faculty, staff, and students during this time.

Out of the 263 registrants, 207 unique viewers attended the meeting, an equivalent to 79% attendance rate. A total of 23 questions were asked during the session. All resources mentioned by the panelists can be found on the resource list here.

Moderator: Lorna Hollowell, Education and Training Consultant, Division of Diversity and Engagement


  • Yujie Huang, Teaching & Learning Innovation, Faculty Consultant for Inclusive Teaching
  • Xi Jiang, President, Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Alizza Punzalan – Randle, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA
  • Kelly Rubin, Associate Dean of Students
  • Qi Sun, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Counseling
  • Doug Terry, Teaching Associate, English Language Institute

*Access recent reports on APPPC website.