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Racism & Resistance: A Roundtable on Asian American Experiences in the Pandemic

As the nation struggles to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has witnessed a troubling increase in violence and racist incidents targeting people with Asian backgrounds. Join Asian American Activities Center, Asian American Students Association, Asian American Studies, Okada, and Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club in a roundtable discussion where our panelists will share with us the much-longer history of discrimination against Asians in the United States; the current challenge during the pandemic; and what we can do about it today.

Quick Bytes: Exploring What Works for You: Self-Care and Time Management

Do you find it challenging to structure your day? Have you tried hard to manage your time with calendars and other tools, and it just does not work for you? You are not alone, and you are not at fault. Join other grad students to explore a different mindset and process to structure your day. Become more aware of what approach might work for you and get ideas for ways you can implement those approaches in daily life. 

Sanne Lim, student support specialist, Graduate Life Office

Quick Bytes: Self-Compassion Part 2: Practicing It Without Compromising Success

In this follow-up to our introduction to self-compassion, we will: discuss how to practice self-compassion as students without compromising academic success; explore self-compassion in leadership and teams; take a self-compassion inventory from lead researcher Kristen Neff; have Q&A around practical challenges to practicing self-compassion; and do some real-time meditative practice.

Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, associate director, Division of Health & Human Performance

Stanford Earth DEI presents: Sustaining Equity in the time of COVID-19

Stanford Earth DEI invites you to join us for a conversation with Stanford FLI Program Assistant Director Adriena Brown, Stanford Earth Senior Associate Dean and ERE professor Margot Gerritsen, and Stanford Director of ADA/Section 504 Compliance Rosa Gonzalez to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and worsened existing societal issues impacting our most

Community Conversation about the Global Pandemic: Bonnie Maldonado on Approaches to Fighting COVID-19

Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado will discuss medical, epidemiological and public health approaches to fighting COVID-19 as well as how the Stanford Hospitals are preserving the safety of medical personnel while identifying and treating the sick. Bonnie is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Health Research and Policy, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and senior associate dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford University School of Medicine.

How to Influence Local Government

Join us for a virtual workshop on how to engage your local government on issues of concern to you and your local community. Gain a better understanding of the Bay Area's local government decision-making processes, explore ways to to make your voice heard and connect with your city officials and agencies, and learn about resources for staying on top of issues in your local community. Kris Kasianovitz, the Government Information Librarian for International, State and Local Documents at the Stanford Green Library, will conduct this digital workshop.

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