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Anti-Asian Racism: Beyond the Attacks
The rise of attacks towards the Asian Canadian community during the pandemic garnered warranted attention on anti-Asian racism like never before. The movement framed and brought forward “Stop Asian Hate” as a slogan and hashtag globally, mobilizing individuals into social action. As society carefully learns to live with COVID-19, this webinar examines the impact of framing anti-Asian violence as “hate” on the everyday experiences of members of the Asian Canadian community, aims to interpret where the anti-Asian racism movement is headed, and suggests the role of social workers in it all.

Learning Goals:
1. To develop knowledge on a critical awareness of the settler identity as it related to anti-Asian racism, in what we come to call Canada.
2. To gain tools and skills to amplify, advocate and ally against oppression generally, and anti-Asian racism specifically.
3. To grow confidence in the professional social work identity when working with the Asian Canadian community.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $20.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

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Nov 17, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kennes Lin
Kennes Lin is a 1.5 generation Asian Canadian immigrant woman of Han Chinese origin currently living in tkaronto, Dish with One Spoon Territory. She is a community mental health social worker, past Co-Chair on the Board of, and currently Anti-Asian Racism Advisor of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, taught as a social work educator at York University’s Bachelor of Social Work program and currently Adjunct Lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She is recipient of the 2021 Ontario Association of Social Workers Beverly Antle Leadership Award. Having a social justice lens to understanding mental health, she has an interest in addressing stigma, access and equity issues in the Canadian mental health care system for racialized communities. Particularly, she finds interest in understanding racialized individuals’ experiences of trauma through the lens of internalized violence from systemic injustices.