Week 1: Looking Back--A Historical Perspective
Tues. (6/16) @ 12-1: A Brief History of Allyship and Division Between Asian & Black Communities in the U.S.
Introduction: Dale Minami
Prof. Bill Hing, University of San Francisco School of Law
Prof. Daniel Widener, University of California, San Diego
Thurs. (6/18) @ 1-2: Asian Solidarity and Division in the Age of COVID-19 and BLM
As moderated by Zathrina Perez, Professor Russell Jeung will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and Black Lives Matter on the relationship between the APA and Black communities. The presentation will include a discussion on the Peter Liang and Tou Thao police cases. Russell Jeung is Chair and Professor, Asian American Studies at the San Francisco State University. Zathrina Perez is President of the California Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Cal-APABA).
Week 2 : Looking Forward--Hate Crimes & Police Reform
Tues. (6/23) @ 12-1, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) Presents: "Hate Crimes: Then And Now"
Moderator: Vicki Chou, Hueston Hennigan LLP
Mack Jenkins, AUSA, Chief of the Public Corruption, Civil Rights Section
Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Executive Director, A3PCON
Brian Sun, Of Counsel at Jones Day – former AUSA, Deputy General Counsel to the Christopher Commission
It has been over 25 years since the Rodney King acquittals and the Christopher Commission, which was convened to address issues with the LAPD, yet how much has really changed? Join our panelists to discuss the history of hate crimes in our country, including those that have been inflicted on Asian Americans. What lessons have we learned? What can we do to prepare for or address the hate crimes to come?Thurs. (6/25) @ 12-1:30: Police Reforms
Moderator: Kristy Young Coleman, Goodwin
Alisa Blair, Deputy Public Defender at Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
George Gascón, Former San Francisco District Attorney and Former LAPD Assistant Chief of Police
Erin Haney – Senior Counsel at Cut50
John Rappaport, Asst. Professor, U. of Chicago School of Law
Week 3 : Looking Outward--Allyship Strategies
Tues. (6/30) @ 12-1: Together We Rise: Areas of Solidarity for Asian and Black Communities.
Sung Yeon Choimorrow, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Diane Fujino, UC Santa Barbara
Paul Jung, API RISE
Audee Kochiyama-Holman, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
Thurs. (7/2) @12-1: Beyond Allyship: The Case for Repeal of Prop 209
David Chiu, California State Assembly
Vincent Pan, Chinese for Affirmative Action
Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society
Moderator: Lisa Mak, Minami Tamaki LLP
Week 4: Looking Inward--Addressing Anti-Blackness
Tues. (7/7) @ 12-1:30, Presented by Rudhir Krishtel: Working With Our Anti-Black Racism
Anti-Black racism is a pervasive part of American life, including in the APA community. It’s time to take a look inward. Let's investigate the Anti-Black racism in our own community. This is where "the work" starts.
In this workshop, we will generate a mindful dialogue around understanding and being with this reality. What false narratives have we internalized, and why? How can we shift this sentiment within ourselves and those around us? This progress comes from within and will emanate outwards to have a positive impact on your communities and the world at large. We will offer different tools, practices and perspectives on ways to address our own Anti-Black racism and explore your own path within this journey. Within this broader toolkit, you'll find the tools that and perspectives that are right for you.
Getting a better understanding of our constructs on race is a heavy task to take on, but a burden that we urgently need to share. Let's work together, learn as a community how problematic narratives that harm Black people also harm the APA community, and explore ways of shifting these narratives to ultimately make progress towards eliminating anti-Black racism and create a world where everyone can flourish.Thurs. (7/9)
, Presented by Pamela Palpallatoc