This year, in addition to facing an ongoing global health crisis, two minority communities around the country are also confronting the pandemic of racism. Chinese Americans have experienced a rising tide of hate resulting from the perception that their ethnic identity correlates to the origins of COVID-19. And the senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others has brought new light to the endemic prejudice and inequity faced by Black Americans and ignited a global movement for justice and equality. Join us for an overview of historical experiences and shared struggles for civil rights, followed by a discussion of the public policies and initiatives being undertaken in the San Francisco Bay Area that strive to create greater social and economic equity in our society.
+ Ahmad Thomas / Silicon Valley Leadership Group
+ Alicia John-Baptiste / SPUR
+ Claudine Cheng / APA Heritage Foundation
+ Joaquin Torres / San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
+ Sup. Shamann Walton / San Francisco Board of Supervisors
+ Veronica Cummings / Oakland City Administrator's Office
+ Vincent Pan / Chinese for Affirmative Action
Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.