Responses to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

June 10, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom webinar

A research report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino found that hate crimes targeting Asians increased 169% across 15 major U.S. cities in the first quarter of 2021 (223% in New York City alone), in comparison to the same period last year. While hate crimes have increased during the pandemic and sociopolitical unrest of the past year, crimes targeting Asians have seen an explosive increase, and a timely discussion is in order.

A panel of politicians, practitioners, and activists discussed the increase in hate crimes targeting Asians in the United States and responses to the violence, harassment, and discrimination. Audrey Kitagawa, chair of the G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative, served as moderator.

This event was hosted by the G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative and Fscire. It was co-hosted by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation (IAMC).

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