Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID (Part II)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
COVID-19 has thrown into stark relief the racism which plagues the United States and much of the world. The Asian American community has been scapegoated for the outbreak of the pandemic including being subjected to harassment and assault. Black and Brown communities have been hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic suffering the greatest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. The novel coronavirus and racism are afflicting dual pandemics on communities of color.
Education and allyship are key to dismantling the racism which persists in ways institutional, historical and structural. Join Asia Society Southern California as we examine how the Asian American community can contribute to the racial justice movement. The conversation will look at the history of cooperation and tension between the Asian American and African American communities. It will also explore racism within the Asian American community including colorism and antiblack sentiment. The program will address how to have difficult conversations on racism across generations in our families and communities.