Scholars’ Hub @ Home event looks at anti-Chinese stigma during COVID-19

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds.

The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library, and are presented by York Alumni Engagement. Students, alumni and all members of the community are welcome to attend. All sessions take place at 12 p.m.

The series continues Dec. 2 with “Expanding the narrative on anti-Chinese stigma during COVID-19: Understanding community complexity and capacity” presented by Aaida A. Mamuji, associate professor, Disaster & Emergency Management Program, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Due to the geographic origins of the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, there have been reports of Asians around the world experiencing discrimination, xenophobia, or racism. Such reports have been prevalent in Toronto, a global urban centre that has significant Chinese diaspora communities. While the emerging story of the instances of COVID-19 stigma and discrimination are only one aspect of this story, other aspects include a deeper understanding of the community itself along with an awareness of the capacity the Chinese diaspora community brings forward to help us all overcome COVID-19.

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