Not In Our Town Princeton’s (NIOT) next Continuing Conversations will focus on hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and efforts to address them. The online discussion, entitled “Stop Asian-Pacific Islander Hate: Standing in Solidarity,” will take place on Monday, September 13 at 7 p.m. There will be a brief talk by Dr. Ying Lu and Dr. Kani Ilangovan followed by small group discussions.
Please register here for this online event to receive the Zoom link. (Please note this meeting is being held on September 13 due to the Labor Day holiday. Continuing Conversations will go back to the regular schedule the first Monday of the month on October 4 at 7 p.m.).
Dr. Ying Lu, a New York University professor of social sciences, and Kani Ilangovan, a Princeton psychiatrist and board member of NIOT, will lead the discussion. The presentation will focus on the escalation of hate crimes towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and efforts to address them. The presenters will examine the origin of and damage caused by the model minority myth; unknown Asian American and Pacific Islander history; and Asian American and Black solidarity from slavery, through the Civil Rights Movement up until the present.
Dr. Lu is an associate professor of applied statistics, social sciences, and humanities at New York University/Steinhart. She was previously an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a faculty affiliate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at UCB. Dr. Lu has a Ph.D. in public policy and demography from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Kani Ilangovan is a psychiatrist specializing in child psychiatry with 18 years of experience. She has 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ilangovan graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago. She is the author of “Mindful Writing, Embracing Transience,” “Mindful Gratitude,” and “Mindful Relationship.”