Unlikely Alliances: Partnering to Prevent Gender-based Violence and Support Survivors at UIC
Celebrating WLRC & CAN's 30th Anniversary
September 27, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Over the past 30 years, the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and Campus Advocacy Network have built strong partnerships to prevent violence and support survivors in our community.
We invite you to a virtual panel discussion to celebrate our current partnerships with UIC staff and faculty and to generate new ways of working together as we begin the new academic year.
CART live captioning will be provided. Please send additional accommodation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our moderator:
An educator-turned artist, storyteller, and creator, Dr. Ada Cheng has utilized storytelling to illustrate structural inequities, raise critical awareness, and build intimate communities. Committed to amplifying and uplifting marginalized voices, she has created numerous storytelling platforms for BIPOC and LGBTQIA community members to tell difficult and vulnerable stories. Because of her artistic and intellectual work, she has recently been named the Educator of the Year by the 7th Congressional District's Multi-Ethnic Task Force and the American Multi-Ethnic Coalition, Inc.
She was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University from 2001-2016 when she resigned to pursue performance and storytelling. In 2021, she has delivered keynotes for Chicago Cultural Alliance’s Activating Heritage Conference, AAPI Heritage Month at Dominican University, and AAPI Heritage Month at Environmental Protection Agency. She will also be a keynote for Immigrants in Our Midst Conference in October 2021. Talented as a creator and producer, her storytelling event Courage to Connect!: Imagine. Intersect. Act. will be the signature event for the third annual Cook County Racial Equity Week in September 2021.
Dr. Cheng has worked with numerous community organizations, including Chinese American Museum of Chicago, National Cambodian Heritage Museum, Japanese American Service Committee, i2i: Invisible to Invincible Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago, and Center on Halsted. Her collaborative projects with the National Cambodian Heritage Museum have received Asian Giving Circle grants three years in a row since 2019.
Dr. Cheng has been a speaker for Illinois Humanities Speakers Bureau since 2019. She is also an adjunct faculty at Dominican University. Her interests encompass academia, storytelling/performance, and advocacy.
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