Last year the Black Lives Matter movement raised the alarm, pressing for action on fundamental basic rights issues. Despite the attention on the ugliness of racism, the first few months of this year were marked by a new wave of Anti-Asian racism and xenophobia fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic. It culminated with the horrific events in Georgia that dealt another blow to the Asian American community and sparked yet another wave of national outrage. As 2021 unfolds, we need to stand in solidarity against any form of violence and discrimination, because the root cause of it is anti-otherness, not just anti-Black, anti-LatinX or anti-Asian sentiments.
Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) – a nonprofit focused on advocacy and economic empowerment of the Asian American community and New Majority communities overall, is bringing together academic, community and business leaders representing not only various sectors and geographies, but also the largest New Majority communities to set an example of standing in solidarity.
Scholars and nonprofit leaders will explore the root causes of racism and xenophobia against our communities; highlight the issues our communities are facing; and debate solutions that are needed at this moment to combat racism and xenophobia. Together, they will identify solutions at local and national levels with the goals of reducing and eradicating these social ills.
Every attendee will leave with notes on the most impactful ways individuals and organizations can make a difference.
Standing in Solidarity: Scholars will examine the historic background and present-day circumstances about the causes of racism and xenophobia against New Majority Communities.
MAY 11, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Standing in Solidarity: Community Leaders Discuss Solutions for Healing and Strengthening New Majority Communities.
MAY 12, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
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