From Oakland to Atlanta, New York City to Los Angeles and in cities across the United States, violent attacks against Asian Americans have skyrocketed and, in several tragic cases, turned deadly. Many of these assaults have been against the most vulnerable in society – the elderly and women. The murder by a gunman of six women of Asian-decent at three Atlanta-area spas reprehensively put into focus the intersectional ways in which racism and misogyny objectify and dehumanize. In response to this horrific crime and the nearly 4,000 reported incidents of Anti-Asian racism in the U.S. over the past year, the Asian American community and allied organizations have mobilized to demand action.
Join Asia Society Southern California and Asia Society Texas Center for a conversation on activism – what people and organizations can do to combat these ongoing heinous acts of racism and xenophobia. We will be joined by CNN reporter Amara Walker, Georgia State. Rep. Bee Nguyen, Stop AAPI Hate Co-Founder Dr. Russell Jeung and Compassion in Oakland Co-Founder Katrina Ramos, who will share their perspectives on how the current groundswell of support can be sustained to realize immediate relief and enable long-term systemic and social change. CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles Connie Chung Joe will moderate.