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Join UCSF for a special AAPI Pride event

Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.

Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.

The UCOP Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association invites all UCOP staff to join colleagues at UCSF for an event on June 15 — Together We Rise: Celebrating AAPI and LGBTQ Resilience.

Hosted by the UCSF Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Planning Committee, Multicultural Resource Center and LGBT Resource Center, Office of Diversity and Outreach, the event will feature professor, author, psychologist and activist Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. The focus will center on the intersections of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) history and elevate the ways in which we can build collective hope to carry and move us forward.

Join us

  • What: Together We Rise: Celebrating AAPI and LGBTQ Resilience
  • When: June 15
    — Webinar: 12 – 1 p.m. (PT): Register for the main session
    — Q&A session: 1 – 1:30 p.m. (PT): Register for the Q&A session
  • Where: Virtual; register through the links above to receive Zoom details. Please note that you must individually register for the main session and Q&A if you would like to attend both.

About Dr. Nadal

Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor of psychology at the City University of New York. He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions (subtle forms of discrimination) on the mental and physical health of people of color, LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups. He has published over 100 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education and has delivered hundreds of lectures across the U.S.

Dr. Nadal has been the first and only openly gay president of the Asian American Psychological Association and the first person of color to serve as executive director of the Center for LGBTQ Studies. He is currently president of the Filipino American National Historical Society — the youngest and first to openly identify as LGBTQ+. He co-founded the LGBTQ+ Scholars of Color National Network, the AAPA Division on Filipinx Americans and the AAPA Division on LGBTQQ+.

Dr. Nadal has received numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association 2017 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest, the 2019 Richard Tewksbury Award from the Western Society of Criminology, the 2019 Thought Leadership Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the 2022 Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service.

For more information, visit the event website.


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