DIGITAL TOWN HALL – ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Thursday, April 30 (8pmEST/5pmPST to 9pmEST/6pmPST)
Participants include: Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, Journalist Amna Nawaz, Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena, Journalist and Activist Helen Zia, and Comedian Hari Kondabolu
Producers of New PBS Documentary Series ASIAN AMERICANS & Community Leaders to Discuss what it Means to be an Asian American in the Time of COVID-19
April 15, 2020 – The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), along with WETA–the flagship public media station in the nation’s capital–and Asian American community leaders will host a digital town hall exploring how lessons from Asian American history can help us understand the experience of Asian Americans in the time of COVID-19.
In connection with the upcoming PBS series ASIAN AMERICANS, which will air on May 11 and 12, the digital town hall, presented on Facebook Live by CAAM will explore how today’s discrimination directed at Asian Americans is rooted in a long history of xenophobia and racism from the mid-19th century to the present. Panelists will discuss what can be learned from the history of Asian Americans, and how we can move forward together as Americans in this particularly challenging moment. Panelists include: Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, Journalist Amna Nawaz, Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena, Journalist and Activist Helen Zia, and Comedian Hari Kondabolu.
The Event Page for the Town Hall on Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/events/578222596150318/