In April, amid these national developments, the University launched the new Task Force on Supporting Asian and Asian American Students and Scholars at Penn, taking an active stand to affirm its commitment to diversity and anti-discrimination.
Penn launched this task force to approach the problem comprehensively and over the long term.”The goal is “to raise awareness, to find a way to improve the situation, and to heal,” says task force member Anh Le of the School of Dental Medicine.
Peter Van Do, director of the Pan-Asian American Community House, has also been involved in the task force.
Van Do says, “Working with the task force has been inspiring during these tough and unpredictable times.
With the University’s leadership and vision, the task force embodies the true spirit of teamwork and commitment for our community members.”Le, who joined the task force in June, has been involved in the restorative circles as well.