The pandemic, combined with anti-Asian political rhetoric, has created a new social epidemic – a dramatic rise in racism and violence again Asian American Pacific Islanders in the United States. In this talk, Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action, and Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside, will discuss strategies and efforts for countering AAPI hate and violence.
About the Speakers
Cynthia Choi is the co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action, a community-based civil rights organization in San Francisco, which aims to advance racial justice, economic justice, education equity, and immigrant rights. Previously, she was the vice president of philanthropic partnerships at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Karthick Ramakrishnan is a professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside, and founding director of its Center for Social Innovation. Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and is the founder of AAPIData.com, which publishes demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
This event is sponsored by the Racial Justice Initiative.