May

    History & the Law: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Context

    12:30 PM EDT

    The rise in violence against the AAPI community, largely ignited by racist and xenophobic rhetoric amid COVID-19 and punctuated by the Atlanta massacre, has placed the issue of anti-Asian violence at the forefront. But the issue of anti-Asian hate is not new. Since the first Asian immigrants arrived on American shores in the late eighteenth century, Asians in America have contributed to the fabric of America, while also surviving repeated oppositions to citizenship and legalized violence.

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    History & the Law: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Context

    Event Details

    Duration

    90

    Format

    Web

    Date

    May 07, 2021

    2021-05-07T12:30:00-04:00 2021-05-07T14:00:00-04:00 History & the Law: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Context

    The rise in violence against the AAPI community, largely ignited by racist and xenophobic rhetoric amid COVID-19 and punctuated by the Atlanta massacre, has placed the issue of anti-Asian violence at the forefront. But the issue of anti-Asian hate is not new. Since the first Asian immigrants arrived on American shores in the late eighteenth century, Asians in America have contributed to the fabric of America, while also surviving repeated oppositions to citizenship and legalized violence.

    Sponsors

    Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice

    Panelists

    Deepa Vasudeva Iyer

    John C Yang

    Lorraine Bannai

    Tim Ma

    Co-sponsors

    Center for Human Rights

    Center for Public Interest Law

    Commission On Disability Rights

    Commission on Women In the Profession

    Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline

    Criminal Justice Section

    Diversity and Inclusion Center

    Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

    Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

    Immigration

    Law Library of Congress

    Law Student Division

    Public Education

    Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

    Section of International Law

    Section of State and Local Government Law

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    Young Lawyers Division

    Homelessness and Poverty

    Moderators

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