“Considering the challenges of the past year and that we were all virtual, there’s been fantastic interest, engagement and great conversation,” said Heidi Kim, director of Carolina’s new Asian American Center.
Associate professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, Kim is now leading the establishment of a center, website and online programming for members of the University’s largest ethnic community. Under her leadership, the center will use its values of celebration, community and curiosity to engage students, faculty and staff.
“You could say that the fourth invisible value in that list has been ‘crisis’ for this year,” said Kim. “It’s been community, celebration, curiosity and crisis, especially for communities of color.”
On top of addressing and discussing the challenges, Kim also hopes to celebrate and educate about the strength, richness and history of the Asian American community, and the center will do just that.