Friday, Aug 6, 2021
from 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM (UTC)
Race & Ethnicity
Since the start of the pandemic, a surge of anti-Asian violence and harassment has left many Asian American communities feeling vulnerable and afraid. In response to anti-Asian attacks, many are calling for increased law enforcement to protect Asian communities. However, many others including Asian American activists and community leaders believe more policing is not the answer, pointing to the disproportionate police violence against minority and marginalized groups. This Town Hall will present a diverse set of voices on police reform and engage participants in a dialogue that challenges our audience to think critically about solutions to combat racism within American institutions. Our speakers will represent different viewpoints on police reform and discuss how change might be facilitated despite contrasting schools of thought. This event will be co-hosted by Asia Society New York and Asia Society Northern California.
This Asia Society Town Hall is the first in a series of Town Halls curated by a task force dedicated to countering anti-Asian racism. Learn more about our related work at AsiaSociety.org/AsianAmerica.
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