AAPI Heritage Month: A Conversation About Resilience

May 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

In New Jersey and across the country, we have seen an alarming rise in hate and bias incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. As we witness more verbal assaults, social media harassment, racist discourse in politics and media, and physical violence including murder, what can we do to better protect our AAPI communities and allow all of us to thrive? Join us for this gathering of experts, advocates, and grassroots activists as we discuss the community, artistic, and policy responses to these crucial issues.

This panel will be moderated by Amol Sinha, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Jersey, with opening remarks by Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin.

Panelists include:

Rose Cuison-Villazor, Interim Dean, Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark.

Jeena Moon, Esq., board member of AAPI Montclair, Visa corporate attorney and member of Visa’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee.

Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Chair of the Adult Internship Committee for We Need Diverse Books.

Julie Xu, Senior Chinatown Tenants Union Organizer for CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities.

Hosted by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as part of their PSEG True Diversity Series, this event was curated by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.