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FACEBOOK LIVE DIGITAL TOWN HALL: ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
April 30, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In every tragedy, there is always a scapegoat and unfortunately, the COVID-19 catastrophe has caused a huge increase in Chinese/Asian hate crimes. As a result, it was imperative to bring together a panel of distinguished speakers in a Digital Town Hall on April 30, to address the threats and challenges to the Asian American community anti-Asian sentiment expressed in this escalation of hate crimes.
APRIL 30: 8-9 PM EDT FACEBOOK LIVE DIGITAL TOWN HALL
ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Link to view: https://www.facebook.com/events/578222596150318/
While in-person screenings of the series have been cancelled due to shelter-in-place restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, CAAM is hosting a digital town hall, presented on Facebook Live to explore how today’s discrimination directed at Asian Americans is rooted in a long history of discrimination and racism from the mid-19th century to the present.
Key participants in the series will be joined by community leaders to discuss what can be learned from the history of Asian Americans, in hopes of avoiding repeated mistakes during a particularly challenging moment in American history. The conversation will also look at the impact of the pandemic on Asian American businesses and communities.
Tamlyn Tomita, actress and narrator
Hari Kondabolu, comedian
Viet Thanh Nguyen, author
Helen Zia, journalist and activist
Renee Tajima-Pena, producer
Naomi Tacuyan-Underwood, Asian American Journalists Association Executive Director
Asian American Feminist Antibodies
Darren Walker, Ford Foundation
Amna Nawaz, PBS News Hour correspondent and moderator