Combating anti-Asian hate: Interview with Helen Zia
Past, Present, and Future of Asian American Activism
Journalist, writer, and activist Helen Zia shares insights from her extraordinary life and career in an interview with SCU Professor Sherry Wang, PhD of Counseling Psychology. Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, grew up in Newark NJ and was a member of the first graduating class of women from Princeton. Her journey has included pursuing medical school, working as a construction worker, auto worker, and community organizer. She is the author of several acclaimed books and is known for her activism that ranges from human rights to countering hate violence and homophobia. She is renowned in the Asian American community for her leadership in the landmark civil rights case of anti-Asian violence in the 1982 hate killing of Vincent Chin.
Time: 4/29/2021 (Thurs) at 3pm-4pm (EST)
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