UntitledThe Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “Beyond the Model Minority” with Dia Yang at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Stark Auditorium 103 as part of the 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community.

Yang will discuss Asian American communities and culture and examine the development and impact of the term Model Minority and the Asian American Civil Rights Movement. Yang will also speak about current Asian American trends, how to address current issues involving Asian American students, as well as her personal experience in the Asian American community.

Yang is an Academic Advisor/Recruitment and Retention Specialist in the Inclusion and Diversity Office at Winona State University. Yang received her bachelor’s degree in social studies education and her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration, both from St. Cloud State University. Yang has worked with and mentored underrepresented and minority students in K-12 as well as higher education systems. She is a team member of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders and sits on the Minnesota Colleges Professional Association.

This event is part of WSU’s 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community. Equity as a Human Right is about upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice. For WSU and its communities, partnering around a university theme has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students, and community members to the engagement table. The year-long focus will enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Winona and Rochester communities to explore the intersections of identities, cultures, and abilities.

This event is free and open to the public and is available for stream via ITV in UCR ST 116 on the Rochester campus.

For more information, contact David Speetzen at DSpeetzen@winona.edu.

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