Wednesday, March 25, 2020

National Leaders Unite Against Anti-Asian Sentiment During COVID-19 Pandemic

In a recent post, ImmigrationProf blogger Kevin Johnson reported on criticism of President Trump's references to covid-19 as the China virus. Those wanting to take actions to counter these anti-Asian and anti-immigrant sentiments might want to tune-in to this media webinar on Thursday, March 26 and a follow-up community forum webinar on Tuesday, March 31.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Leaders Uplift the Community Through Resources on Health Education and Support for Small Businesses

WHAT: Prominent AAPI leaders will gather to discuss community resources and address the rise of hate crimes and anti-Asian sentiment due to coronavirus outbreak. 

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

  • Juliet K. Choi, Executive Vice President, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, (APIAHF)

  • Adam Carbullido, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

  • Chiling Tong, President and Chief Executive Office, Asian & Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE)

  • John Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC (AAAJ-AAJC)

  • Rita Pin Ahrens, Executive Director, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

  • Gregg Orton, Executive Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

  • Naomi Tacuyan, Executive Director, Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

  • Telly Wong, Campaign Director, #WashTheHate, IW Group

This media briefing is co-hosted by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and TDW+Co. Moderated by Christine Chen, Executive Director, APIAVote.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 4 PM EST.

WHERE: Join by phone or to view the video via Zoom. Details will be provided after you RSVP. 

To maximize the functionality of Zoom, plan ahead and download the desktop installer. Follow instructions to install the program, which is free for you as a guest. Then launch the Zoom program by clicking on the Zoom link provided to you by APIAVote. You will automatically be joined to the press briefing through the link. Click this link to learn more about how to join a meeting.   

RSVP here for the media briefng: 

**THIS EVENT IS FOR MEDIA/PRESS. For the community briefing on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 12 PM EST, please use


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