Community Visibility Inspires AAPI Tommies - Newsroom
As we wrap up the month of May, we also wrap up Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. “KaYing Yang’s appointment is important to the Asian American community, especially the Southeast Asian ethnic groups such as Hmong, Cambodian, Lao, Karen, and Vietnamese,” said Nancy Xiong, an operations manager in the Dougherty Family College. Kha Yang said it is important to celebrate the milestones of leaders. “Growing up in the 80s,” she said, “I never saw anyone who looked like me on TV – or at least not portrayed in a positive light – nor reflected in the music industry or mainstream leadership. Yang, who has a master's degree from Harvard University, is the first Hmong American member on a St.
Her leadership is one of the reasons Asian Students in America (ASIA) club at St. “I have heard a lot about her activities regarding her effort to make St. Yang, who is also now an American citizen, said, “I felt that for most of my life I walked in the world seeing people, but often people didn't see me. She faced both discrimination in her life, and words of encouragement. Her life experiences helped shape her career, which has been spent dismantling racism, fighting systems of oppression, investigating harassment and discrimination.
She told the group of students at ASIA night: “I also want to reflect upon this increase in anti-hate in society. As for ASIA, Ho says, “We, as ASIA Club, thrive to create a welcoming and safe place for our students, especially Asian students. To learn more about how best to support the Asian American community, see the anti-racism resources page from the St.
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