Colorism in Southeast Asia and the Need for Unity during #STOPASIANHATE
The US-ASEAN Youth Council is hosting a discussion about colorism and ways to support the AAPI community during #STOPASIANHATE.
About this Event
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAI, CAMBODIAN, AND LAOS NEW YEAR, THE US-ASEAN YOUTH COUNCIL WILL BE HOSTING AN ONLINE EVENT CALLED “COLORISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE NEED FOR UNITY DURING #STOPASIANHATE.” THE US-ASEAN YOUTH COUNCIL WILL BE EXPLORING THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN DIASPORA SERIES ABOUT THE INTER-CULTURAL RACISM BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT SOUTHEAST ASIAN COMMUNITIES, THE NATURAL HAIR MOVEMENT IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN COMMUNITY, AND THE WAYS TO UNIFY AND SUPPORT THE AAPI COMMUNITY DURING #STOPASIANHATE.
Our distinguished panelists include:
Vannary Kong (Moderator): Vannary Kong is a Research Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace where she specializes her research in U.S. – ASEAN relations, The role of the Mekong River in Global Trade, China’s influence in the ASEAN region, and the on-going efforts with ASEAN ICT strategies. Vannary also have six years of experience working with multilateral organizations such as the OECD, United Nations, ASEAN, World Bank, and IMF promoting: local to global initiatives including supporting local SMEs to compete in the global markets and the role of technology in digital diplomacy.