CBPartners’ Diversity Education Series: Talk 3
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In her 1979 essay, “Invisibility Is an Unnatural Disaster”, Japanese-American feminist, activist, poet and essayist, Mitsuye Yamada, wrote: “We, the visible minority that is invisible.” More recently, from online movements such as #StopAsianHate, to dedicated policy forums, many writers, activists and advocates from across the Asian diaspora have sought to counter the erasure of the rise in hate crimes against Asian people, and combat the invisibility concerning the devastating impact of coronavirus on Asian communities.
How does history inform and help us understand the nature of this invisibility? What policy solutions might address healthcare disparities that exist for certain demographics of Asian people?
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we will consider these questions, and take a deeper look at how COVID-19 has impacted Asian communities globally, with a specific focus on the United States and the United Kingdom.