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Juju Chang to participate in Empowered Women’s Conference

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She’s a nationally renowned, Emmy award-winning journalist and activist. March 30, Juju Chang will be a featured participant at an area conference that celebrates women who have made a difference.

“Healing • Growing • Achieving: 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 spirited event, part of the campuswide It Takes Us initiative and presented with the support of PHSC President Dr. Timothy Beard, will be a culminating interview with superstar telejournalist Juju Chang.

“One of the most prominent Asian Americans in broadcast 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 an event bio. “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 U.S. broadcast history co-anchoring the 2021 ABC News Live special, Stop The Hate: The Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans alongside fellow Korean-American co-anchor Eva Pilgrim and a cast of AAPI journalists, thought leaders, lawmakers and celebrities.”

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

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“We have confirmed 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 delivering a keynote speech, but instead will be interviewed by Dr. Jones! We are so excited.”

Chang’s career milestones include her noted reporting from the scene at the mass shootings at three Asian-themed spas in Atlanta, co-anchoring the ABC News 20/20 breaking news special, Murder In Atlanta.

Chang also has profiled newsmakers like Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; entertainers 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.

Also speaking at the March 30 session will be Camesha Whittaker, Ph.D., an award-winning academician, faculty developer, and business communication consultant who currently serves as 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 facilitator for more than 20 years and is a nationally syndicated advice columnist.

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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