AANHPI Heritage Month Event Features Actor Ambudkar
Tune in Tuesday, May 3 from noon to 1 p.m. ET for “Speaking Up to Break Away from Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes,” a chat with South Asian actor Utkarsh Ambudkar, who will discuss diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and beyond.
The virtual event is part of NIH’s observance of 2022 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month.
Ambudkar is known for his roles in feature film Free Guy, miniseries drama The Dropout and TV sitcom Ghosts. He also performs improv freestyle rap (he performed on stage with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s group Freestyle Love Supreme).
Ambudkar’s parents both work at NIH as senior investigators and he will chat about growing up in a family focused on STEM, how he decided to pursue his passion and is now a leader in his industry and someone that other rising AANHPIs look up to.
The conversation will draw parallels across industries on challenges/barriers facing our communities. Ambudkar will also discuss how AANHPIs need to continue to speak up and make their voices heard.
In addition, Dr. Indu Ambudkar, representing the Federation of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Network (FAN), also will join to talk about her experiences moving from India to the United States and how this affected her perspectives related to her career, family and more.
The event is hosted by NIH’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; NIH FAN; and the Office of Intramural Training and Education.
Join the Zoom webinar at: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1606494612