The CSI Library supports and reaffirms statements by the American Library Association, CUNY Chancellor Matos, and former CSI President Fritz recognizing and condemning anti-Asian hate crimes. This guide contains resources in support of anti-violence and anti-hate efforts against Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander individuals and communities and other resources of interest.
Campus Event: Speak Out Against Anti-Asian Violence!
On May 6, 2021, members of the CSI community participated in Speak Out Against Anti-Asian Violence!, an event denouncing the anti-Asian hate that has increased since COVID-19, sharing their thoughts, questions, and experiences. The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Life – Pluralism & Diversity, Center for Global Engagement, the Department of World Languages and Literatures, the School of Health Sciences, and East Asian Studies, was in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Opening remarks were delivered by CSI President William J. Fritz and the panel was moderated by Alana Gaymon, Executive Associate to the Dean, School of Health Sciences. The panelists included:
Xin Yan Zhu Jiang, Sophomore, Biology, Macaulay Honors Program
Lara Saguisag, Associate Professor, English
Ava Chin, Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction + Journalism, English
Winnie Brophy, Director, Special Programs and Initiatives, Center for Global Engagement
Benji Kuriakose, HelpDesk Manager, Office of Information Technology Services
Qimei Luo, Class of 2011, Majoring in Corporate Communications
Ananya Mukherjea, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Sociology and Anthropology