Dr. Vaji Dharmasena is a South Asian American and a practicing doctor for 26 years in California. She is a lecturer at Boston University with an electrical engineering degree from Stanford University and a medical degree from University of Southern California. An inspiration, Dr. Dharmasena will join the Salem State community for a virtual talk to discuss higher education, work experience, the pandemic, growing up and studying in the United States, and more.
This year, the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month theme is “Stop AAPI Hate: Solidarity, Community, and Celebration.” The 2021 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Collaborative invites all Salem State alumni, faculty, staff, and students to come together as a community in solidarity against racism and to celebrate the richness of the Asian American Pacific Islander communities.
Since the pandemic began, we want to particularly bring attention to and condemn the violence and hatred directed at the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, while also making space to create joy, healing, education, and celebrations for the richness of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures.
The 2021 AAPI Heritage Month Collaborative includes representatives and co-sponsors from Asian Student Association (ASA), Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG), Center for Civic Engagement, Counseling and Health Services, Frederick E. Berry Library, Human Resources, Inclusive Excellence, Institutional Advancement and the Alumni Association, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Diversity (LEAD) Office
2021 AAPI Heritage Month Collaborative