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Resources for Breaking the Cycle of Asian Hate

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Panelists for the VPM event "Breaking the Cycle of Asian Hate," moderated by Laura Pho.

At the end of April, VPM hosted "Breaking the Cycle of Asian Hate," an online conversation with local Asian-Pacific Islander (API) leaders about the historic nature of anti-API racism and what actions our community can take to #StopAsianHate.

Laura Pho, community activist and API advocate, led a broad discussion with panelists May Nivar, Chair of the Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance and the Virginia Asian Advisory Board; Ting-Yi Oei, Director of the Asian American Education Project for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC; Natalie Nguyen Woodruff, Vice-President of the Service Employees International Union - Fairfax Chapter; and Farah Chowdhury, Epidemiologist and Regulatory Consultant at a multi-national scientific consulting firm.

More than 160 community members from Virginia and beyond signed up to be a part of the panel’s conversation, which focused heavily on the need for Virginia K-12 curriculum to include API history and culture, resources to report anti-API racism, and ways the community can become civically involved in changing the system.

A list of educational resources and links for further action is available at the end of this article.

You may view a recording of the panel discussion below. A transcript is available as is the  webinar chat, featuring advice and personal stories of the participants as they listened to the panel.

In celebration of Asian-Pacific Islander month, VPM is rebroadcasting the five-part docuseries, Asian Americans, Sundays at 4 p.m. during May. Go to the VPM television schedule for additional air times.

You can also stream Asian Americans anytime on VPM Passport. Go HERE to learn more about how to access our streaming service.


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