#USwithAUS: Ushering in the Year of the Tiger (Zoom Webinar)

Join the U.S. Embassy Canberra and the Australian National University’s Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership for a virtual celebration of Lunar New Year! This discussion will focus on Asian-Australian and Asian American Lunar New Year traditions, heritage, leadership, and cultural identity.

Join Wesa Chau, CEO of of Cultural Intelligence, and Lynne Guey, founder of the award-winning podcast ‘Rock the Boat’, as they discuss shared experiences around Lunar New Year and Asian-Australian and Asian American identity. This event will be moderated by Jieh-Yung Lo, Director of the Australian National University Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership.

We’ll cover topics including:

  • Asian-Australian and Asian American Lunar New Year experiences
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Lunar New Year celebrations
  • How to combat anti-Asian racism and hate crimes in Australia and the United States
  • The vital role Asian-Australians and Asian Americans play in supporting the U.S.-Australia relationship

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session, and audience questions are most welcome – please submit them in advance to AskEmbassyCanberra@state.gov, or in the Q&A window during the session.

This conversation will be first in a series of dialogues between the U.S. Embassy and the ANU Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership. Theses conversations will serve as a platform for Asian-Australians and Asian Americans to connect, engage, and explore joint ideas and initiatives to foster greater understanding and collaboration to strengthen the U.S.-Australia relationship.

Event Details

The discussion will be facilitated online by the U.S. Embassy Canberra from 12-1:30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 22 February via teleconferencing platform Zoom.

Click below to register, and we’ll email you login instructions on how to join the discussion prior to the event.

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