Stop Asian Hate! & Representation Matters! A Conversation with Jolene Jang
This episode, I talk with Jolene Jang: fun expert and accredited speaker, entrepreneur, and activist who recently has dedicated all of her time and energy to Stopping Asian Hate and fighting anti-Asian Racism. Jolene and I talk about Stop Asian Hate, her personal experiences, and the importance of Asian representation in pop-culture. REPRESENTATION MATTERS! Check out Jolene's website for information about the references and resources we discuss in the episode. --------------------------------------------------------------- Jolene's Information and Stop Asian Hate Resources: Website: https://jolenejang.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/jolenejang Youtube: subscribe https://www.youtube.com/c/JoleneJang/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jolenejanghappy Facebook Public wall: https://www.facebook.com/jolene.jang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jolenejang/ Empowered Asians Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweredasians Asian Allies Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianallies What kind of world do you want to live in? America has become a dangerous place and hate is exploding everywhere. Asians Americans are being yelled at, spit on, lit on fire, toddlers stabbed, acid thrown on their faces, bodies sliced, kicked, stomped, punched and shot dead. While most people are unaware. Daily lives of Asians are being devastated by hate. We need non-Asians to speak up. Your voice can be powerful even though you may not believe it. Join us to create safer neighborhoods. You will make a positive difference. Your support will amplify Asian Voices and their untold stories. Your contribution will go towards publishing videos and podcasts spotlighting Asian Experiences. Join in to #StopAsianHate and together we will educate city officials, schools administrators and other community leaders to build inclusive, safer neighborhoods. A tiny effort on your part can move mountains. Are you with us? Don’t wait, stop the hate. ABOUT JOLENE'S ADVOCACY EFFORTS I am a grassroots #StopAsianHate advocate, culture explorer, and reporter who specializes in introducing people to Asian American concerns. Asians lived experiences must be heard in order to illustrate the insidious hate and persistent effect on Asians across all aspects of their lives. I am finding their stories and sharing them via video. I have done over 80+ videos in 95 days and interviews on raise awareness on #stopasianhate and I continue to do at least 5 interviews weekly at minimum. I manage two FB groups and frequent 14 FB groups daily I guest podcasts and will begin my podcast shortly. I host awareness events and speak on panels. I ingest stories of harrassments, attacks and pain, daily. I reach out to podcasters, youtubers, municipalities and even a nun in Indiana to increase awareness I publish a steady stream of posts on Linkedin, Instagram,youtube and facebook ABOUT JOLENE JANG I am an energetic, entrepreneurial, curious, corporate, joyful, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, swing dancing Seattleite who specializes in building community through creativity and innovation. A power learner and speed listener on a quest to discover, I thrive on stepping into the unknown and dabbling in the differences. I am the Culture Explorer, who pops into new environments where I don't belong to meet new people, dives into researching topics I haven't heard of, and eagerly undertakes new adventures I have not dreamt of. I push comfort zones to get a window into other people's lives and then shares her experiences to build community. With over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience as the Fun Specialist, most of my career was spent working with Fortune 500 companies as a speaker and consultant, teaching their employees how to build more productive teams and maximize meeting effectiveness. I graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA in marketing and a passionate lifelong learner. I have been interviewed by Oprah, Today Show and Good Morning America and another 35 news outlets. Before Covid-19, I was preparing speeches on diversity and innovation. Always ready to adapt to situations on a moments’ notice.