March 24, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Join us on Zoom
Community College of Philadelphia's latest Enough is Enough session will examine the impact of the surge in anti-Asian hate and how we can take a unified stand to keep our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities safe. Through data and advocacy, many AAPI organizations and allies have mobilized a nationwide movement to end the racial discrimination and violent attacks perpetrated against AAPI communities to build racial solidarity between communities of color and other marginalized populations.
According to an analysis from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes increased in more than a dozen of the largest cities in the U.S. in 2021. The latest figures provided by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force in November 2021 showed a 233% increase from 2020 in crimes targeting Asians while the state attorney general of California found that anti-Asian hate crimes more than doubled last year. In Philadelphia, AAPI hates crimes are not new, but reported hate crimes have risen since the beginning of the pandemic.
We cannot allow this directed hate to deter us from building our collective power. In order find a path forward, we must learn how to safely take a stand, protect those around us and be an ally to the AAPI community. As educators, we believe that nothing you learn is wasted, we must continue to educate, share knowledge and advocate for what is right, right now!
Hosted by: Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia
Moderated by: Michelle Myers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; host of the six-time Emmy-nominated "Drop the Mic" show on CCPTV; Faculty Advisor to the Spoken Word Poetry Club
Cliff Akiyama, Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
Wei Chen, Civic Engagement Director, Asian Americans United
Peter Van Do, Director, Pan-Asian American Community House at PENN
Catzie Vilayphonh, Founder and Director, Laos in the House
Join us on Zoom or Dial-in: (301) 715-8592