In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, the Rush APAMSA and Rush South Asian Student Association hosted a panel discussion on the impact of the model minority myth for Asian communities, immigrants, and non-documented individuals and professionals. The talk also focused on the challenges and life experiences of Asians and Asian Americans, especially regarding health disparities and community perceptions on recent immigration policy. Our panelists included Selma D’Souza, Executive Director of the Indo-American Organization, Hong Liu, Director of Midwest Asian Health Association, Syed Shah, Internal Medicine Physician at Rush, and San Luong O, Director of Programs at South-East Asia Center.

Photo Credit to Steven Suh Photography

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