Charles Bankart, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs; D.A. Graham, Interim Vice Provost for DEIB; Derek Kwan, President of the Asian and Asian-American Faculty and Staff Council
Monday, April 19, 2021, 11:51 p.m.
KU Lawrence All Staff, Faculty and Affiliates All KU Lawrence and Edwards Students

Sent on behalf of D. A. Graham, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; Charles A. S. Bankart, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs; and Derek Kwan, President of the Asian and Asian-American Faculty and Staff Council.

Dear KU Community,

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; International Affairs, and the Asian and Asian-American Faculty and Staff Council would like to invite you to attend a follow-up conversation centering the voices of our Asian-American and Pacific Islander and Asian community members for continued reporting out, communication transparency, accountability, and feedback. The meeting is set for 7 p.m., Thursday April 22.

We have heard that we need spaces for different groups to come together and discuss their distinct shared and nuanced concerns and needs, so we have set up a set of conversations to help connect people and amplify diverse voices. Participants can choose to attend facilitated conversations in breakout rooms for domestic faculty and staff, international faculty and staff, domestic students, and international students.

Click a link below to register for a follow-up listening and support conversation.

7 p.m., Thursday, April 22

International Faculty and Staff

Domestic Faculty and Staff

International Students

Domestic Students

We would also like to share the KU Diversity and Equity Resource Guide for Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander Community Members. This guide was created in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of American Studies.

Respectfully,

D. A. Graham,
Interim Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Derek Kwan,
President, Asian and Asian-American Faculty and Staff Council

Charles A. S. Bankart,
Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs