Event: Asian Community Leadership During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Radio/Facebook Event)
Date/Time: 04/17/2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online - -
by Rainier Avenue Radio
(from event page)
Toshiko Hasegawa – Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Ye-Ting Woo – Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington
Pradeepta Upadhyay – Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives, InterIm Cda
Herman Tam -Director of Philanthropy, Kin On
Valerie Tran – Operations Director, Friends of Little Saigon – Seattle
Lydia Faitalia – CAPAA Commission & Program Manager, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Asian restaurants saw drops in customers as high as 80 percent long before the U.S. began its push for isolation, as stigma surrounding the virus kept customers out of Chinatowns and Chinese restaurants.
Now, as isolation has led to loss of employment and further stagnation of business for many Asian Americans, initiatives at the city and state level seek to provide financial support for struggling Asian American communities. And as reports of racism and hostility continue to rise as a result of the virus — with one organization reporting over 1,100 reports of verbal harassment, shunning and physical assault in just two weeks, how is local Asian leadership responding?
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