Conference

Cultural Interaction: A Look at Asian American Racial and Ethnic Relations

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  • Brittany Overstreet (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This is an interactive diversity training workshop composed of discussions and activities. Discussions will focus on both positive and negative Asian American relations with African Americans, Latinos, Caucasians, and American Indians in American society by analyzing cultural differences and stereotypes of the Asian American community. Relations between the East Asian community and the South Asian community in America will also be discussed. The audience will be challenged in determining reasoning behind tensions and negative relations between communities and explore possible solutions in order to resolve conflicts. Audience members will be able to animate relations by way of a short skit in order to better portray the information presented. Finally, we will present an enjoyable and interactive quiz about the Asian American culture and help break typical stereotypes used to label the community.

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01 Mar 2007
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