Stop AAPI Hate: How Academic Medicine Can Participate

Hear from Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Cynthia Choi about how we can be advocates in healthcare and academic medicine using research and community building techniques. She will share nationwide survey results on what people know about civil rights, and talk about the Stop AAPI Hate campaign “Spread API Love”. The 30-minute talk will end with time for Q&A.

Cynthia Choi (she/her) is the Co-Executive Director at Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), a civil rights organization committed to protecting immigrant livelihoods, and fulfilling the promise of a multi-racial democracy. She has 20+ years of nonprofit leadership experience, leading campaigns on immigrant rights, violence prevention, and more. In 2020, Choi and her team at CAA joined the AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity) and San Francisco State University in co-founding Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that addresses anti-Asian racism and xenophobia amid the pandemic. She is the daughter of Korean immigrants and the mother of three daughters of her own.

Read about her efforts in the New York Times article: She’s Combating a Wave of Asian Hate.

Stay tuned for more May events celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!