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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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August 06th 2012:Being Asian The Reality Triumph and Challenge

Identifying with being Asian and Pacific Islander means many things to many people. Can one name capture the cultural diversity? Is there one stereotype or myth that dominates today? In the USA, Asians have been described as the Model Minority. Is it true? Who made up that phrase, and what makes a culture model? Does it cause a divide among other people of color? What has coming to America meant for the belief systems of Asians today? How did many Asians become Americans? Was it always a choice, or were there times of forced labor, imprisonment, and enslavement? Today, we hear about the H

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Dr. Evaon Wong-Kim

Dr. Wong-Kim is Chair and Professor of the Social Work Department at California State East Bay. She is also a licensed clinical social worker. Dr. Wong-Kim is the Principal Investigator of a project: Racial Healing among Former Foster Care Youth that focuses on racial equity within the foster care system. She is an advocate for minority and low-income breast cancer survivors and is a member of the Intercultural Cancer Council for improving mortality rates of underserved populations. She was a member of Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts for the Office on Women’s Health. Dr. Wong-Kim conducted research and published papers related to health disparities, cancer survivorship with Asian im
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