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Equity Talks: Community, Agency & Resilience

Centering equity, The Collaborative will host four talks across 2021 focusing on the intersection of race, design, and development. 

Equity Talks: Community, Agency, and Resilience is the second public conversation in this Collaborative series.  Join five of Philadelphia's Asian American community leaders, organizers, and scholars as they discuss the impact of planning and design on their various AAPI communities and the continuous work of cultural preservation to combat displacement. Hear how their communities' interests, challenges and contrasting histories have been further affected by the pandemic, recent racial uprisings, and concerning increase in anti-Asian violence.  

Panel, Moderated by Sarah Yeung, Founder- Sojourner Consulting: 

  • Somaly Osteen, Community Development Specialist/Corridor Manager- SEAMAAC, Inc 

  • Fariha I. Khan, Ph.D. , Associate Director, Asian American Studies Program - University of Pennsylvania 

  • Dave Kyu, Director of Programs- Asian Arts Initiative 

  • Nancy Dung Nguyen, Executive Director, Project Director for Civic Engagement & Community Defense- VietLEAD

Join us Monday April 19, 2021 
3:30 - 5:00pm via Zoom Webinar 
(a link will be emailed to you prior to the event) 



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