Racism & Xenophobia in the COVID-19 Era: Trends and Community Responses in the Pacific Northwest
May 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
As we struggle to respond to the global pandemic of COVID-19 and its impact on our health and economy, it has become abundantly clear that we are fighting two viruses. Unfortunately, the two viruses appear inexorably linked. And as coronavirus fears continue to rise, our leaders and communities are displaying increasingly severe symptoms of bigotry. According to the Asian Pacific Planning & Policy Council, there were 1,500 reports of harassment, shunning, and violence toward Asian Americans just in the last month. In addition to a rise of anti-Asian racism and hate crimes, white supremacists have used the virus to perpetuate scapegoating and conspiracy theories aimed at minority groups.
Join the ADL Pacific Northwest and partner organizations learn more about the hate communities are facing, what local governments and advocates are doing, and what you can do to stop the virus of bigotry from spreading further.
- Tom Ikeda, Executive Director, Densho
- Toshiko Hasegawa, Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
- Fay Stetz-Waters, Director of Civil Rights, Oregon Department of Justice
- Vegas Tenold, Investigative Researcher, ADL Center on Extremism
Registration is required by May 24 to receive a Zoom webinar link. The webinar is FREE will be recorded.