USCET - Celebrating Trailblazers for Social Justice 7/27
USCET has taken this opportunity to educate ourselves and the public about the “why” behind so much hate – and to highlight the contributions of Asians to the fabric of American society. Wharton Club members & guests are invited!
In 2023 nearly 75 percent of Chinese Americans reported fearing for their safety and nearly 80 percent of Asian Americans acknowledged feelings of not being fully accepted in the United States. Anti-Asian racism has a long and virulent history in America. The pandemic surge in anti-Asian hate shined a light on the racism and discrimination that Asian Americans face in this country. What is different today is that the AAPI community has raised their voices to claim equality as Americans.
USCET has taken this opportunity to educate ourselves and the public about the “why” behind so much hate – and to highlight the contributions of Asians to the fabric of American society. The idea that Asians are a hardworking model minority that easily succeeds has colored our society’s view of Asian Americans and masked the diversity of the AAPI community, which represents some 30 different countries and ethnic groups speaking over 100 different languages. It has also caused many Americans to overlook the social problems and poverty that still exist among the group.
USCET is proud to honor the contributions of two Asian American women who have dedicated their careers to uplifting members of the AAPI community. They are pioneers of social activism and champions supporting the socioeconomic struggles of Asian Americans.
Please join us July 27 (July 28 in China), for the sixth webinar in USCET’s popular Asian Women Trailblazers series, Celebrating Asian Women Trailblazers for Social Justice. We will hear from Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Bo Thao-Urabe, Founder and President of Seed Grow Bloom, who will share their stories of how Asian American women are fighting for equality, inclusion, and justice through community activism.