Grace Farms is hosting an online panel discussion on an interdisciplinary conversation about how we can all work to build awareness around anti-Asian discrimination, identify ways to make a difference, and come together as a community to create lasting social change.
— an announcement from Grace Farms
The discusson, “Hope Over Hate: Inspiring Allyship for Asian American Communities,” takes place from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26.
The panel will explore how we can engage government, media, corporations, not-for-profits, and educational institutions in support of a more equitable environment for our AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) neighbors.
Over the past year, more than 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents were reported to Stop AAPI Hate, representing only a fraction of the discrimination faced by the AAPI community.
As we celebrate National AAPI Heritage Month this May, join Grace Farms Foundation and OCA Fairfield, part of a national organization advocating for AAPI communities, for the discussion.
The panelists will include:
—William Tong, Connecticut Attorney General
—U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-First District)
—Professor Marilyn Ford, Quinnipiac University School of Law
—Pauline Brody, vice president of OCA Fairfield
The moderator will be Michael Chen, general partner and CEO at Chen & Associates and vice chairman of the Board at Grace Farms Foundation.
Just as hate can come from all colors and creeds, so can love. And helping those who are in need is just one way we can show our love, allyship and compassion for one another. It’s a valuable reminder that we can all be helpers.
— Actor Daniel Dae Kim