On April 13, 2021, we presented the We Rise Together: Stopping Anti-Asian Hate special town hall webinar. The rise in anti-Asian hate and violence is horrific and unacceptable. Each day another incident devastates America. President Biden issued a presidential memorandum in January condemning racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against the 23 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. But the community needs action. United in the same spirit and mission, leaders from ADL, Committee of 100, NAACP, and the U.S. Senate shared concerns, experiences and how to move forward – education, re-generation, legislation. The event addressed the question of how can we come together to create real change.
The event took place via Zoom webinar on April 13, 2021 at 8pm ET.
Moderator: Juju Chang, Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, ADL
Ambassador Gary Locke, Chairman-Elect, Committee of 100
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
The Honorable Alex Padilla, United States Senator, California
The Honorable Grace Meng, United States Representative, New York