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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

Startup Host/EP, The 21st, Illinois Public Media
Niala Boodhoo, is the Startup Host/Executive Producer for the radio show “The 21st” a statewide news and talk show produced by Illinois Public Media, broadcast on five NPR member stations throughout Illinois. She’s been a journalist since 2000 for The Miami Herald, Reuters in... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Iris Kuo

Iris Kuo is a 2015-2016 Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University and the cofounder of LedBetter, a web app that highlights the gender gap in corporate leadership. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle and earlier this year wrote a popular piece for... Read More →

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