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Community Town Hall: Dealing With Bias


April 24, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Access via ZOOM and FaceBook Live Links Below


The COVID-19 Pandemic brought out the best in many frontline providers and those supporting them; but unfortunately it has also caused acts of xenophobia, anger, and intimidation directed at Asian and Asian-American students, faculty, and staff.   


This is not the first time a national crisis has sparked bias, hate speech, and acts of harassment based on race, ethnicity, gender and/or sexual orientation.   Such actions do nothing to prevent viruses from spreading or solve other problems – but they are effective impediments to our ability to work together during this crucial time. 


This Community Town hall is intended to provide an open and interactive dialogue among the diverse and thriving Tulane family -- so that we can be stronger together both during this crisis and as we rebuild afterwards, by showing the world that we do not tolerate bias or hatred toward anyone. 




  • Ayame Dinkler, CAO,  LCMC Health



  • Bennetta C. Horne, MS, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs - Medicine
  • Chayan Chakraborti, MD, FACP, FHM, Assoc Professor , Vice-Chair for Education & Director, Student Programs - Medicine
  • Kristy Magner, MS, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars
  • Darren Cheng, T1 Student (SoM’23) 
  • Ally Noyes, T1 Student (SoM’23)



1:00 p.m.       Welcome and Introduction of Panel – Moderator Ayame Dinkler

1:10 p.m.       Panelist ‘round ZOOM-table’ & Open Q&A 

1:55 p.m.       Concluding Remarks


LIVESTREAM Available On ZOOM and TUSOM Facebook Live.

School of Medicine

For more information contact: James Zanewicz via email to zanewicz@tulane.edu or by phone at 504.919.3800
For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.zoom.us/j/97643076020