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Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging for Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders (QTPI)

June 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am HST

June 18 Workshop: Spotlight on QTPI

In this free online webinar, Raynald Samoa, MD will lead a discussion on the intersectional identity of Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders (QTPI) and the layered oppression this community faces as well as opportunities to address systemic barriers that disenfranchise QTPI.

What will participants learn?

  • Introduce Terminology pertinent to QTPI equity as well as QTPI Indigenous Identities.
  • Examine disparities and upstream inequities experienced by QTPI
  • Discuss community led efforts to promote policy and systemic change to improve the lives of QTPI

Who is this for?

  • This talk is specifically designed to assist NH/PI advocacy organizations better advocate for NH/PI subgroups such as QTPI.

Workshop Presenters

Dr. Raynald Samoa, who was born and raised on Oahu, is an Associate Professor at the City of Hope in the Dept of Diabetes, Endocrine, and Metabolism. His pronouns are He/His. He is a graduate from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training at USC Los Angeles County General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He currently works with patients with cancer to address the short and long term endocrine effects of cancer and cancer treatments.

Dr. Samoa addressed the U.S. House of Representatives House and Ways Committee in 2020 to report on the disproportionate burden of communities of color during the pandemic and currently serves on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian American, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and is the Co-Chair of the Data Disaggregation and Education Subcommittee. Dr. Samoa is an advocate for the equity of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) community and has published numerous articles on the topic.

In 2022, Dr. Samoa received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award (RWJF) for Health Equity. Dr. Samoa served as a technical advisor to the Queer and Trans Pacific Islander (QTPI) Village and the Physician Sponsor of City of Hope LGBTQ+ Patient Care Fund.


June 18
7:30 am - 9:00 am HST
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