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Splash Biography

TOMMY CHUNG, Freshperson studying Sociology and Ethnic Studies

Major: Sociology, Ethnic Studies

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Tommy Chung is a first year at UC Berkeley studying Sociology and Comparative Ethnic Studies, with an expected graduation date in Spring 2023.

They have facilitated workshops around topics like intersectionality, disability justice, mental health, and systems of oppression. They can go on for days about the intricate connections between race, class, and gender.They are always open to learning as much as teaching. Having difficult conversations around difficult topics is what they are willing to undertake if everyone involved learns something.

Chung is interested in community organizing, political education, and community care/wellness. Chung reads funny Twitter drafts as a stand-up comedy act in their spare time.

Past Classes

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O709: Race: Its Historical Roots and Its Contemporary Relevance in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Where does race come from? What does “race” even mean? Why is race a polarizing, often uncomfortable topic to talk about? How does race matter today? In this class, students will discuss and learn about the historical, contemporary, religious, biological, and political contexts of race. Hopefully, students will gain confidence in their understanding of race, be able to educate their peers about race, and get involved in the fight for racial justice. Although the class will be an hour and 50 minutes, the class will incorporate fun icebreakers and breaks into the curriculum. Students are encouraged to take care of themselves so they can be engaged with learning -- stepping out to take a break at any time is totally okay! The instructor will prioritize accessibility and will cater to multiple learning styles. Fidget toys will also be available to help with learning!