Responses to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
This event will feature:
- Erika L. Moritsugu, deputy assistant to U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, and Asian American and Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islander senior liaison to the White House
- Jacinta S. Ma, director of the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Grace Meng, U.S. representative for the 6th Congressional District of New York
- David Chiu, assemblymember in the California State Legislature representing the 17th Assembly District
- Carl Chan, president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
- Audrey E. Kitagawa, chair of the G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative
A research report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino found that hate crimes targeting Asians increased 169% across 15 major U.S. cities in the first quarter of 2021 (223% in New York City alone), in comparison to the same period last year. While hate crimes have increased during the pandemic and sociopolitical unrest of the past year, crimes targeting Asians have seen an explosive increase, and a timely discussion is in order.
This panel of politicians, practitioners, and activists will discuss the increase in hate crimes targeting Asians in the United States and responses to the violence, harassment, and discrimination. Audrey Kitagawa, chair of the G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative, will moderate.
This event is hosted by the G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative and Fscire. It is co-hosted by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation (IAMC).
This event will be recorded and a captioned video will be posted to the event page after the event date.