USJC Webinar to Explore Discrimination Against Asian Americans During COVID-19

Coronavirus and Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Tuesday, May 26 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Live Webinar via Zoom

Admission: Free (Suggested donation: $25)

The coronavirus pandemic has seen an outbreak of racism and xenophobia targeted against Asian American communities, which has garnered critical media attention and has prompted a range of probing dialogues across local and virtual communities.

Of course, this is not the first time Asian Americans have endured racism. Here is a short video on Japanese American history that USJC produced in collaboration with the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Japanese American National Museum.

Join the U.S.-Japan Council for a webinar dialogue as a panel of experts and community leaders explore this topic in the context of the historical Japanese and Asian American experience and broader set of American identity issues. The speakers will further shed light on the contemporary crisis and what is being done about it, and discuss how we can make progress to combat such discrimination going forward.


(Moderator) Dianne Fukami – President, Bridge Media

Mariko S. Carpenter – Vice President, Strategic Community Alliances, Nielsen

Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D. – President & CEO, Go For Broke National Education Center

Yuh-Line Niou – Assemblymember, District 65, New York State Assembly

To register for this webinar, please click here. This program is free, but please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the U.S. –Japan Council’s commitment to presenting public webinars that discuss issues of mutual concern between the U.S. and Japan. For more information about the U.S.-Japan Council, please visit their website.

(Disclosure: The author is a member of the U.S.-Japan Council and active in the New York Region.)

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