In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, ABC 7 Chicago presents ASIAN INFLUENCES: STANDING STRONG, a program that shines the spotlight on Chicago’s Pan-Asian American community and the uplifting ways the community is leading the way during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hosted by ABC 7 anchor Judy Hsu, with contributions by anchor Ravi Baichwal, reporters Eric Horng and Cate Cauguiran, the special airs Saturday, May 23 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, May 24 at 4:30 PM.
This edition of ASIAN INFLUENCES focuses on the many positive stories in the time of COVID – Asian American heroes and organizations- stepping up and helping out during a crisis. With Wuhan China being the epicenter of the virus, the special also examines some of the racially charged incidents against Asian Americans, including an alleged racist act against a Chinese American jogger in Naperville. Featured are interviews with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Gary Zhao, President of the Asian American Bar Association.
ASIAN INFLUENCES: STANDING STRONG will be available on-demand at abc7chicago.com.