Gannon University is presenting Cultural Conversations: Exploring Issues of Racial and
Social Justice Locally and Globally through a series of virtual events hosted by the Office of Global Support and
Student Engagement and the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Cultural Conversations builds on this year’s CHESS Speaker Series, Racial Justice: Be the Change, to explore
perspectives of racial and social justice in a global context with insights from members of the Gannon and
The next event in this series, Immigration in the Americas: A Look into How COVID-19 has Impacted
Hispanic International Students in the U.S, will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. on March 3. Join us to
learn about the challenges that many international students face during the COVID-19 pandemic regarding U.S.
immigration laws. This event is presented by the Gannon University International Hispanic Association. Register at:
Other events in this series are listed below and are free and open to the public via Zoom livestream.
> Global Migration and the Inter-Generational Experiences of Indo-Americans
> Tuesday, March 9 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
This discussion between students and faculty will explore the Indo-American community and global migration,
stereotypes such as the “model minority,” post-9/11 anti-Asia sentiments, and the evolving relationship in business
between India and the U.S.
Panelists and presenters include: Gannon’s Anjali Sahay, Ph.D., program director of political science; Kuastav
Mukherjee, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; Shreelina Ghosh, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; and Leena
Manjunath, a graduate student.
Register at: https://bit.ly/3tEMrsH
> The Philippine Poor in the Time of Three Pandemics: Duterte’s Iron Fist, Extrajudicial Killings and COVID-
> Thursday, March 11 | 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.
In 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte initiated a “War on Drugs” that has killed more than 20,000 individuals
through extra-judicial state violence and that has continued through the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion
focuses on research around the epidemiological qualities of violence in the Philippines to consider the intersections
of three pandemics in the country during COVID-19.
Panelists include: Chris Magno, Ph.D., Gannon’s associate professor of criminal justice and environmental science
and engineering; Philip Parnell, Ph.D., associate professor of international studies at Indiana University; and Patria
Luwalhati Garcia, a graduate criminalistics student and research assistant at Gannon, as well as an Institute of
Philippine Culture graduate research assistant.
Register at: https://bit.ly/36TkFPC