April 16, 2024

Panel Discussion: Experiences and Perceptions of Asians and Asian Americans at WIU and in Western Illinois
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Malpass Library Garden Lounge and streaming via Zoom
Description: Since six Filipino students first came to Western in 1905, Asians and Asian Americans have comprised a vibrant element of the university's history. But that history has, at times, been marked by stereotypes, and discrimination.

This panel will offer perspectives of several individuals who identify as of Asian or Asian American background on their experiences at WIU and in the Western Illinois region. The event, sponsored by the Department of History, is partly a response to instances of anti-Asian discrimination and violence recently reported in the United States. The event seeks to help make Asian and Asian American experiences visible. The panel accompanies an exhibition of artifacts on the same subject on display in the Malpass Library third floor hallway from mid-March through the early summer, and online.
Related Web Site: History Facebook Page
Contact Information:
 Tim Roberts
 Phone: 3092981053
 Email: tm-roberts@wiu.edu
Source: College of Arts & Sciences

Western Illinois University
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