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Racism Against Asian Americans: Combatting Hate and Discrimination
April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented jointly with The World from PRX & GBH
From physical assault to harassment todiscrimination, Asian Americans have experienced a harrowing — and often overlooked– array of violence in the U.S. This past year, longstanding racism has intersected with the coronavirus pandemic, making Asian Americans even more vulnerable to attack. The nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate recently reported that more than 3,700 anti-Asian incidents, many directed towards women, had been recorded from March 2020-February 2021. What can policymakers and the public do to combat these kinds of incidents and threats? A panel of experts will discuss approaches, laws, resources and strategies to both draw attention to anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and to fight against it.
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Juliet Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Russell Jeung, Chair and Professor, Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University, and Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate
Howard Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School
Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Elana Gordon, Reporter and Producer, The World
Additional expert participants may be announced.
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