Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19

UPDATE: We now have the full video of our Racism Is Real Dialogue on Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19. Thanks to all of our panelists! You can also download the participant chat (RTF file).


Racism is Real Dialogue Series: Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19, online panel discussion, Thursday, April 16, 7pm Eastern

Within a few months, the global pandemic has affected the lives of pretty much everyone on the planet, from Urban China to isolated Indigenous groups in the Amazon. The US President has intentionally called it “the Chinese virus” and incidents of anti-Asian racism have increased. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected various communities racialized as “Asian”?

ROJ is hosting the first conversation in our Racism is Real Dialogue Series. A panel of guests will discuss Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19 via a video conference on Zoom on Thursday, April 16, at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Anyone can participate but registration is required.

The panel, moderated by Regina Shands Stoltzfus, will include:

  • Sue Park Hur, M.A., Pasadena, CA, co-Director, ReconciliAsian; Denomination Minister for Transformative Peacemaking, Mennonite Church USA
  • Richard Peralta, M. Ed., M. Sc., Sheffield, England
  • Rev. Taehoo Lee, Philadelphia, PA Pastor
  • Christianne Paras, British Columbia, Training and Education Coordinator, Community Justice Initiatives
  • Rev. Dr. Yuki Schwartz, Seattle, WA, Associate Minister of Justice Formation, Keystone UCC; Education Director, Justice Leadership Programs; adjunct faculty, Phillips Seminary

Participants will be able to ask questions during the Q&A portion, but will otherwise not be visible by video or audio.

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