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Yellow Peril Awareness

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Facilitated by: Choon Young Tan & Abbey Wong

This webinar will start with an introduction to the discrimination against East and South-East Asian (ESEA) communities and supported with a brief dive into British and international ESEA histories, which have often been forgotten or unheard of, and how Yellow Peril has played its part in them. Next, Choon and Abbey will delve into the reasons why they are proactive in their approach to yellow peril and what can be done by the non-ESEA population, communities and workplaces. The webinar will then move onto the future of campaigns against yellow peril and racism towards ESEA communities and lastly, how people can address anti-ESEA racism, before finishing with questions and comments for Choon and Abbey. We look forward to welcoming Choon and Abbey for this informative and insightful webinar.

About the facilitators 

ChoonChoon Young Tan

Choon is a wearer of many hats. From being an accomplished marketing professional and versatile writer with more than 15 years experience in those fields to a workplace culture specialist with a deep passion for ED&I (equity, diversity and inclusion), he is always striving to make a difference in the world. He does this through his writing, as a speaker and as a consultant.

Choon writes his own blog, Tan’s Topics and a LinkedIn newsletter “The ESEA Echo”, as well as volunteers as Head of Events at Voice ESEA. They aim to educate about issues affecting East and Southeast Asians, eradicate racism and empower ESEAs through events and amplifying their voices.

Much of Choon’s work also focuses on the intersectionality of ESEA people and barriers they face, including those who identify as LGBTQ, mental health, neurodiversity, and healthcare inequities.

AbbeyAbbey Wong

Abbey is the Director at ‘Voice ESEA’, and started as the Data Team Lead at its inception 3 years ago. Through research and educational events, the Voice ESEA team is driven to enable top-down, data-driven change for the East and South-East Asian community across the UK. A proud third-generation immigrant on the shoulders of her grandparents, who navigated Britain from a take-away in Liverpool, she is committed to ensure the next generation of ESEA people feel safe, at home and empowered to excel in society. So far, the organisation’s continued focus on Freedom of Information Anti-ESEA hate crime data collection (ESEA Data Project, with EVR and KCL) has been featured on ITV news, in university modules, and in presentations to corporate audiences keen to learn about sustainable change.

Outside of advocacy work, Abbey works as a Full Stack Software engineer at an insure-tech company and volunteers as an Alumni Trustee at upReach, a social mobility charity. The last few of hours in the day are usually spent making ceramics or drawing in London’s galleries.


May 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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