"The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, which was first reported in the city of Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, has led to increased prejudice, xenophobia, discrimination, violence and racism against Chinese people and people of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent and appearance around the world."
"THE COVID-19 DEI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACCELERATOR SERIES
APRIL 21 – MAY 7, 2020 – OFFICIAL REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
We are all in this together. It is for that reason that we have created this micro-site to empower and support leaders as they manage the diversity, equity, and inclusion related implications of the COVID-19 health crisis.
This 3-week online professional development series is designed to support leaders across all sectors manage the new and emerging DEI-related implications of the COVID-19 public health crisis in real time. This program will equip leaders with essential information required to equitably address these new and unique challenges with the necessary urgency."
"As the higher education community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAC&U is offering a series of webinars to support those at the forefront of efforts to maintain the commitment to quality, equity, and inclusion. Thanks to generous support from Microsoft, the webinars are available live and on-demand at no cost. The webinars in this series are presented in two formats:
Hosted by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella, presidents, board members, and national changemakers discuss their responses to the COVID-19 crisis, the tough decisions they are making, and how COVID-19 is transforming higher education.
Hosted by AAC&U leaders and featuring special guests, faculty come together as a virtual community for a weekly “happy hour” conversation with the staff, administrators, and community partners who share and support their commitment student success."
"The UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights has translated its community care statement into Chinese, Korean and Spanish. Those versions are now linked on the EOCR website. The statement reads, in part: “At the University of Virginia, we affirm the values of belonging, respect, access, and community care. We stand against xenophobia, ableism, and all forms of discrimination and injustice.”
"At the University of Virginia, we affirm the values of belonging, respect, access, and community care. We stand against xenophobia, ableism, and all forms of discrimination and injustice.
There is a long unfortunate history of stereotypes associating those perceived as “outsiders”, and specifically Asians, with disease. Harassment of or bias toward members of our international community or any Asian-identified individuals due to fears of the coronavirus are not only unwarranted, they are not what we stand for at UVA. UVA policy prohibits discrimination and harassment based on certain protected characteristics, including race and ethnicity, national origin, and disability status or those regarded as having a disability, including chronic illness. During this unprecedented time, we must work as a community to fervently reaffirm our values."
"he Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides leadership, information, consultation, coordination, and assistance to the various units and constituencies within the University of Virginia and Charlottesville community in an effort to embrace diversity and equity as pillars of excellence, synergize actions at all levels of the institution, and cultivate inclusiveness and mutual respect. We also reach beyond the University to establish beneficial relationships with individual and institutional partners who share mutual goals and interests."