From Saigu to George Floyd: Asian Americans and the Meaning of Allyship
Marking the 29th anniversary of the 1992 LA Riots, this distinguished panel of civic leaders will discuss the current state of race relations, the rising tide of anti-Asian American hate incidents and the importance of allyship among communities of color. What more can our communities do to collaborate across racial and ethnic boundaries to address racial tensions? How can we energize AAPI communities to work more in allyship with other communities around other issues like voting rights or education equity? This conversation will explore strategic and practical ways our communities can work together to address the deep-seated racial tensions in the United States.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Connie Chung Joe, CEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA. The featured panelists will include:
- Michael Lawson, President / CEO, Los Angeles Urban League
- Angela Oh, Former President, Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
- Alvina Yeh, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)