Juju Chang to attend Empowered Women’s Conference


She is a nationally recognized Emmy Award-winning journalist and activist. On March 30, Juju Chang will be a star attendee at a regional conference celebrating women who have made a difference.

“Heal • Grow • Succeed: The Spirit of Resilience” is the theme of this year’s Empowered! Women in Education Conference, a free annual Pasco-Hernando State College event. Featured at this lively event, part of the campus-wide It Takes Us initiative and presented with the support of PHSC President Dr. Timothy Beard, will be a climactic interview with superstar broadcaster Juju Chang.

“One of the most high-profile Asian Americans in the news, Juju Chang is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline and a regular contributor to Good Morning America and 20/20” , read a biography of the event. “With the rise of hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Chang leveraged her platform to become a much-admired champion of social change. She made broadcast history in the United States by co-hosting the 2021 ABC News Live special, Stop The Hate: The Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans alongside its Korean-American co-host Eva Pilgrim and a cast of journalists, industry leaders opinion, lawmakers and AAPI celebrities.”

Chang will be interviewed live via Zoom at the second Empowered Women’s conference event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30. The interviewer will be Dr. Davina Jones, Empowered Coordinator and PHSC Educator (https://phsc.zoom.us/j/99796526023?pwd=WlpoemJWMElZT2tPTzFmTzUyaGxtUT09).

“We have confirmed that Juju Chang will be joining us for the event!” said Jessica M. White, MS, associate dean of retention and student life at Pasco-Hernando State College. “She will not be giving a keynote speech, but will instead be interviewed by Dr. Jones! We are so excited.”

Chang’s career milestones include his acclaimed reporting of the scene of mass shootings at three Asian-themed spas in Atlanta, co-hosting the ABC News 20/20 special Breaking News, Murder In Atlanta.

Chang also featured newsmakers like Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; artists such as Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt and Nicki Minaj; and social media moguls Kendall Jenner and Dude Perfect.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Northern California, Chang is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.

Camesha Whittaker, Ph.D., award-winning academic, faculty developer, and corporate communications consultant, will also speak at the March 30 session. He is currently Director of the BJ Moore Center for Faculty Innovation and Associate Professor of Communication at Bethune. -Cookman University; and Dr. June Hall, affectionately known as Dr. June, who has been an educator and broadcaster for over 20 years and is a nationally syndicated advice columnist.

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