A diverse panel of Asian American voices will share personal experiences and perspectives on issues including representation, education and recent anti-Asian incidents across the country during an upcoming online symposium hosted by Orange County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares.
The event, coinciding with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and reflecting the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story,” will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents and others who educate and support students are encouraged to attend.
“Orange County is home to a thriving and diverse population of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are an integral part of our collective story,” Superintendent Mijares said. “We are excited to convene this group of respected community members who will share their personal journeys and engage in meaningful conversations about their successes, their challenges and their hopes for the future.”
The May 12 forum is free to those who register in advance at link.ocde.us/AAPI-forum. Here’s a list of the featured speakers:
Dr. Luoluo Hong
Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
The California State University
Former Mayor, City of Irvine
Philanthropic Business Consultant
Dr. Natalie Tran
Chair, Department of Secondary Education
California State University, Fullerton
Junior, Northwood High School
Irvine Unified School District
Senior, Santiago High School
Garden Grove Unified School District