Sociology Colloquium: Eddy Zheng
Wednesday, March 21 4:45 – 6:30 p.m.
McLaren Complex - MC 250
Co-sponsored by Criminal Justice Studies and Migration Studies
Eddy Zheng is Co-Director of the Oakland-based Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC). APSC provides support to Asian and Pacific Islander prisoners and educates the broader community about the growing number of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States being imprisoned, detained, and deported. It seeks to address and challenge root causes of this crisis such as the deterioration of our educational system, the criminalization of our youth, and the lack of access to resources for low-income immigrants and communities.
Eddy Zheng has a lifelong commitment to serving the children, youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Eddy immigrated to the United States from China with his family when he was 12 years old. Appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee to serve on the Southeast Community Facility Commission, Eddy also serves as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor appointee on the Department of Children Youth and their Families’ Oversight and Advisory Committee, Commissioner at the Alameda County Department of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission, the Board of Directors in San Francisco’s Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC).
Mr. Zheng’s talk will focus on how to utilize culture, history, and identity as a way to heal intergenerational trauma and rethink the pipeline politics that impact immigrant and refugee populations.