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Thursday, August 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
"No, That's the Other Asian." Dealing With Racism on the Job

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It's happened to all of us: a coworker or source gets you confused with another Asian in the newsroom, who looks nothing like you. It's funny, until you think of it as racial microaggression. It happens often in our everyday life, and it's even more uncomfortable when it involves your coworkers or sources. What can Asian American journalists do when they encounter such tensions on the job, especially in markets that aren't too diverse? How do you handle it productively? (This is an off-the-record session, unless moderators indicate otherwise.)

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Niala Boodhoo

Host/EP, The 21st, Illinois Public Media
Niala Boodhoo is the startup host/EP of The 21st, a statewide public radio talk show for Illinois. She's also AAJA's Vice President of Broadcast. She's been a journalist since 2000 for Reuters, the AP, the Miami Herald and WBEZ/Chicago Public Media.

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Jennifer Fang

Doctor, Reappropriate
Jenn Fang is founder of Reappropriate.co, the web’s oldest Asian American and Pacific Islander feminism blog. Her writing has been featured in several outlets including Quartz, BlogHer, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, Asian Americans for Obama, Angry Asian Man, and Northwest Asian Weekly. Jenn is also co-curator of AAPI Rewind, a weekly digest of AAPI news and commentary.

Thursday August 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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