Camber Outdoors Webinar: "Addressing Workplace Bias Through COVID-19 and Beyond: Spotlight on Anti-Asian American & Pacific Islander Bias"
Friday, May 29, 2020
12:00PM – 1:00PM MDT
Dr. Jennifer Ho (she/her/hers), University of Colorado Boulder
Kevin Nguyen (he/him/his), Author & Community Advocate
Dr. Kevin Tatsugawa (he/him/his), Community Advocate
Anita Yap (she/her/hers), Multicultural Collaborative
Camber Outdoors will host a webinar Tuesday, May 26th at Noon MST on the topic of "Addressing Bias in the Workplace through COVID-19 and Beyond: Spotlight on Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander Bias." This webinar will be a facilitated discussion in which our panel, consisting of two professors, an advocate, and a DEI & public policy expert, will share their experiences and unique perspectives as we acknowledge Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This webinar is one of a series of programs that we are delivering in order to support the active-outdoors industries in creating and sustaining inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplaces.
Participants will leave with:
- Increased awareness of the bias, xenophobia, violence, and discrimination that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders face at work
- Actionable strategies on how to address incidents of bias, xenophobia, violence, discrimination, and racism in the workplace
- Tools and approaches for creating and sustaining an inclusive workplace culture
Dr. Jennifer Ho (she/her/hers)
Director, Center for Humanities & the Arts, CU Boulder & President, Association for Asian American Studies
The daughter of a refugee father from China and an immigrant mother from Jamaica, Jennifer Ho is the director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also holds an appointment as Professor of Ethnic Studies. She is the president of the Association for Asian American Studies and the author of three scholarly monographs, including Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture (Rutgers University Press 2015), which won the South Atlantic Modern Language Association award for best monograph. In addition to her academic work, Ho is active in community engagement around issues of race and intersectionality, leading workshops on anti-racism and how to talk about race in our current political climate. You can follow her on Twitter @drjenho.
Kevin Nguyen (He/Him/His)
Author & Community Advocate
Kevin Nguyen is an author, community advocate and outdoor enthusiast. With his work within underrepresented communities across the Salt Lake Valley, his goal is to better understand the reason why our racial and ethnic communities face the disparities that they do. This work towards addressing the health inequities brought him to the University of Utah, where he is currently working on finishing his graduate degree in public health. Along with his studies, he is currently working at the state level to promote, support, and advance the work of Community Health Workers in Utah and is also working as an Employee Wellness expert for the local health department and community college.
Dr. Kevin Tatsugawa (He/Him/His)
Community Advocate, Director, Adventure Education, Westfield State University
Dr. Kevin Tatsugawa is an associate professor of Adventure Education at Westfield State University and program coordinator of the Wilderness Leadership program. A former brand ambassador for Brooks-Range Mountaineering, Kevin is an international mountain guide and course director for Outward Bound. He often takes his students on expeditions to the mountains of Nepal, Wyoming, Colorado, California, and New England. He continues to work as a guide and conducts field research in mountainous environments. Kevin has been awarded numerous grants to support his research from organizations such as the American Alpine Club and has been involved with the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) helping to rewrite an instruction manual and serving on committees.
Anita Yap (she/her/hers)
Founding Partner, MultiCultural Collaborative
Anita Yap has over 20 years of experience in community development, public policy and community engagement in Oregon. She is a leader in innovation and sustainability, leading communities in alternative systems planning and innovative approaches to community development. Anita brings her personal approach with active listening and engagement to empower diverse communities to influence public policy decision making. She also has expertise in strategic planning and assisting with organizational strategies with an equity, diversity and inclusion focus.
Anita's small start-up consulting business, A.Yap & Associates provides career strategies for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) focusing on women in early/mid-career. She provides job coaching, mentoring, resume/cover letter editing, job interview prep, and also small business start-up assistance. She works with organizations on their internal and external racial equity, diversity and inclusion assessments, and strategic plans; operationalizing EDI through internal policies, programs, and projects. She focuses on recruitment/hiring practices, onboarding, training, and accountability. She assists with ongoing support for new hires and existing staff, providing mentoring and strategies for BIPOC staff in entry, management, and leadership.
Anita holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, Planning Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Oregon State University. She is a Fellow with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum. Anita received the Governor’s Livability Award, Women of Vision Award from the Daily Journal of Commerce, Women of the Achievement Lifetime Award from the Oregon Commission for Women and the Distinguished Leadership by a Professional Planner from the American Planning Association.
At Camber Outdoors, we partner with you to make workplaces of the active-outdoor industries safe, welcoming, and sustainable for ALL people.
Your Camber Outdoors membership includes access to all of our Webinar content. This Webinar is also being made available to non-members to support safe welcoming workplaces for all with a minimum donation of $2. Donations will be granted to Ascend - a career lifecycle organization for Pan-Asian business professionals.
NOTE: Nonprofit organizations and small businesses committed to building equitable and inclusive workplaces can apply for free Camber Outdoor memberships and access our content. Learn more HERE.
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