Jeff Chang is the author of We Gon’ Be Alright, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, and Who We Be. He has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and the winner of the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He is the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Chang’s latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright, is a collection of essays that explore the rise and fall of “diversity;” the roots of student protest; the connections between #OscarsSoWhite and #BlackLivesMatter; changing ideas about Asian Americanness; and, ultimately explain that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time.
In the current political climate, college students are more adept at engaging in multi-modal activism. Jeff Chang’s message will help you better work with students who are protesting and agitating on our campuses. You will learn how to support student activists as they progress towards creating more socially and racially just climates to strive towards full inclusion and equity for people of all identities.