Breaking the Cycle of Asian Hate

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm



About the Event

In response to the recent news about violence and hate against Asian-Pacific Islanders (API), VPM hosts a conversation with local API leaders about the historic nature of anti-API racism and what actions we can take to #StopAsianHate.

Moderator Laura Pho, API community activist and advocate, leads the online discussion to bring awareness to API experience in America. Joining her are panelists May Nivar, Chair of the Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance and the Virginia Asian Advisory Board; Ting-Yi Oei, Director of the Asian American Education Project for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC; Natalie Nguyen Woodruff, Vice-President of the Service Employees International Union - Fairfax Chapter; and Farah Chowdhury, Epidemiologist and Regulatory Consultant at a multi-national scientific consulting firm.

Those participating in the online Zoom conversation will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage the panelists in the chat feature. VPM will also stream the event on Facebook Live to broaden awareness of this important conversation.

Asian Americans

We encourage everyone interested in this event to watch the rebroadcast of the PBS docuseries Asian Americans, which details the Asian experience in the United States, on VPM, starting May 2, 2021 at 4pm, or stream it anytime at VPM Passport.

Header photo credit: Willem Hester | Storefront of Chinatown meat and vegetable market, San Francisco, Ca., 1895 | University of Washington, Special Collections, Hester 11128

Many thanks to our partners: 


The Asian American Society of Central Virginia


and the Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance



Register here!