DIGITAL TOWN HALL – ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5pmPST/8pmEST to 6pmPST/9pmEST
Participants to Include: Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, Journalist Amna Nawaz, Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena, Journalist and Activist Helen Zia, and Comedian Hari Kondabolu
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), WETA, and Asian American community leaders will host a digital town hall exploring how lessons from Asian American history can help us understand the experience of Asian Americans in the time of COVID-19.
In connection with the upcoming PBS series, ASIAN AMERICANS, the digital town hall, presented on Facebook Live, will explore how today’s discrimination directed at Asian Americans is rooted in a long history of xenophobia and racism from the mid-19th century to the present. Panelists will discuss what can be learned from the history of Asian Americans, and how we can move forward together as Americans in this particularly challenging moment.