The Conversations 

Our quarterly Conversations series brings three events to campus that feature local and national leaders discussing current public service issues. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming events!

Seattle University Institute of Public Service and Town Hall Seattle invite you to attend our upcoming co-sponsored event, Combating Racial Animus Against the AAPI Community,” on Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m. PST via Town Hall Seattle’s Digital Stage.

In the third installment of Seattle University’s “The Conversations,” we hear from former U.S. ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke, CEO of Treehouse Lisa Chin, and interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz. Journalist Joni Balter and Dr. Larry Hubbell, longtime previous director of the Seattle University Institute of Public Service, moderate an honest discussion with Locke, Chin, and Diaz about the possible causes of this disturbing trend—and offer suggestions on how we can make change around a problem that has a long legacy of harming our communities. With student questions led by Asian Studies Program Director Dr. Yitan Li, you won’t want to miss this essential and urgent conversation.

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