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  • MPC 400 Community Media II

Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Event


Dr. Meaghan Kozar speaks in front of an audience in the Klock Commons Room. Photo by Brie Broderick. 


AAPI Heritage Month Event Recap

OLIVET - Three co-founders and co-owners of 3KIND Perspective spoke to students on Thursday, April 4 in Dole Hall. Dr. Anjam Chaudhary, Dr. Meaghan Kozar, and Matea Caluk shared their perspectives and personal experiences throughout the event. Their presentation focused on intersectional communities of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), coalition building, activism, and thought-provoking opportunities to raise awareness. 


“We wanted to share some ways we can be great allies and be in solidarity, particularly when marginalized communities are continuously being challenged and harassed,” said Caluk.


Dr. Meaghan Kozar, co-founder and co-owner of the 3KIND Perspective explained why she was grateful to speak at The University of Olivet. 


“It is always a moment of pride for me when I have an audience to talk about AAPI issues and history and how we can affirm their humanity when in our society they are often absent, misrepresented, or invisible,” she said. 


The Hiram Archer Student Success Academy (HASSA) organized this event intending to spread knowledge about a different culture and its importance. Senior Laneace Menefee, president of HASSA, was also in attendance. 


“I think this presentation shed some light on some problems that some students may have been facing. We want them to know that we care about their culture, backgrounds, struggles, and what they are trying to move forth with,” she said. 


According to 3KIND Perspective, LLC, they offer "...training, workshops, consultation, and speaking engagements on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and leadership." If you want to learn more about the service you can email 3KINDPerspective@gmail.com.




By: Brie Broderick and Quinn Dickerson








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