* This event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of Oregon.*
The Enduring Hate Against AAPIs – Panel and Discussion
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:30-7:00pm
The horrific violence that resulted in the death of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian American women, is not the first attack on the AAPI community and, unfortunately, is unlikely to be the last. The AAPI community has historically been excluded, marginalized, and victimized. The recent attack was just another violent reminder that this treatment continues today and is perpetuated by negative stereotypes and false narratives about the AAPI community. You are invited to an urgent discussion moderated by Liani Reeves and Kathy Wai on hate crimes against AAPIs. Each panelist will address a particular topic and the panel as a whole will engage more broadly in a discussion about discrimination, harassment, and violence against AAPI communities.
Professor William Chin – Professor Chin is a law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Professor Chin will discuss the historical context of discrimination against AAPI communities which sets the backdrop for continuing violence against AAPIs.
Duncan Hwang – Duncan Hwang is the Associate Director of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). Duncan will discuss the increase of hate crimes in Oregon’s AAPI community and community-based resources available to victims of hate crimes.
BJ Park – BJ Park serves as the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office hate crimes prosecutor. BJ will discuss the laws that cover hate crimes and current prosecutorial efforts as well as how to report hate crimes within Multnomah County.
Doug Park – Doug is the Deputy General Counsel of the University of Oregon. Doug will speak about resources available to AAPI students on university campuses.
Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie – Toc Soneoulay Gillespie is a Commissioner on the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Toc will discuss ongoing and anticipated legislative efforts to address hate crimes.
Fay Stetz-Waters – Fay Stetz Waters is the Civil Rights Attorney for the Oregon Department of Justice. Fay will discuss statewide efforts to address hate crimes and resources available to victims of hate crimes.
Please distribute information about this panel to our AAPI communities and let them know they are not alone.
For questions, please contact Liani Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of Oregon.