The Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans – An Intentional Conversation

Source: Empowered Aging

Published: 2021


More About Denny Chan: Directing Attorney for Equity Advocacy, Justice In Aging Denny serves as Justice in Aging’s inaugural Directing Attorney for Equity Advocacy. In this role, he is responsible for developing and leading Justice in Aging’s Strategic Initiative on Advancing Equity, with a primary focus on race equity for older adults of color, and he also coordinates the organization’s equity team. He joined Justice in Aging as an attorney on the health team in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles, CA. The son of working-class Chinese immigrant parents, Denny has worked significantly on non-discrimination, language access, and healthcare delivery reform issues for low-income older adults and brings all of these experiences to his advocacy. He previously served as a rotating law clerk for the US District Court in Los Angeles and participated in the Fulbright English Teaching Program as a fellow in Macau, China. Denny is a member of the California bar and is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He received his BA from the University of Michigan.

More About Edie Yau: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Alzheimer’s Association Edie Yau is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter. She provides leadership and strategic direction in equity and inclusion in the pursuit of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. She is responsible for developing culturally relevant programs to effectively reach underserved communities. She serves on the Executive Council for AARP California and is a member of the Master Plan for Aging Equity Advisory Committee. Ms. Yau has been in the field of aging for over 20 years and has an MA in Gerontology.

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Link: The Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans – An Intentional Conversation

Topics: Diversity/Cultural Competency, Emotional/Psychological Abuse, Mandatory Reporting, Overview/General, Physical Abuse

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Community

Level: Basic, Intermediate