Over the past year and a half, attacks on Asian Americans have drastically risen. According to NBC News, there were over 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents in March 2020 to February 28, 2021, most of which were against elderly Asian people. Many of these attacks have been fueled by hateful rhetoric, particularly regarding the coronavirus, from individuals such as our last president, calling the virus a “Chinese virus” and “kung flu.” To address this growing hate, Jezuba decided to host an Asian American Voices series, not only to bring awareness to contemporary issues faced by AAPI individuals but also to teach about the history of discrimination against Asian people within the United States.
In response to recent anti-Asian American violence, Jezuba is “Asian American Voices,” to learn, to connect and to be empowered. Please join us in solidarity against hate.
Our first session on Saturday, April 17th at 10:30AM. This will be a learning opportunity with Edward Tepporn, Executive Director at Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.
Please register for the event [here], and share the event with your network as well.