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Panel Discussion: The AAPI Experience — Listen, Learn, Act!

May 4, 2021
12:00 pm
1:00 pm


Together with Dr. Russell Jeung (co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate and Ethnic Studies Chair at SFSU) and Saly Lee (Executive Director of OACC), Jordyn Lee (Amyris) will shed light on the AAPI experience, discuss the nuances of the current racial justice movement we’re experiencing, and offer ways to get involved locally and nationally. Join us to listen, learn, act!

About the Speakers & Moderator

Dr. Russell Jeung, Professor & Co-Founder of STOP AAPI HATE

Dr. Russell Jeung obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. In 2020, Dr. Jeung launched Stop AAPI Hate, a project of Chinese for Affirmative Action, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, and SF State Asian American Studies. It tracks Covid-19 related discrimination in order to develop community resources and policy interventions to fight racism.

Saly Lee, Executive Director of Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Saly is a first-generation Korean immigrant. Before coming to OACC, Saly was the Operations Manager for the Korean American Community Foundation in San Francisco, where she learned about non-profit management, grantmaking, and fundraising. Prior to that, she has developed and overseen culturally based arts programs for leading art institutions such as the Seattle Art Museum and Asian Art Museum.

Jordyn Lee, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications of Amyris

Jordyn Lee is a science communicator passionate about the vast potential of synthetic biology. She believes that with the right words, no topic is “too technical” and is driven by the challenge of making complex science understandable – and better yet, exciting. Jordyn is currently the senior manager of corporate communications at Amyris.


May 4, 2021
12:00 pm1:00 pm
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center

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