Congressman Johnson to convene conversation on discrimination and violence against asian Americans

March 24, 20213min4330
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Virtual conversation set featuring Congresswomen Chu and Meng

 

DECATUR, GA — On Saturday, March 27 at 10 AM, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is holding a Conversation on Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans (AAPI), featuring colleagues Rep. Judy Chu of California and Rep. Grace Meng of New York.

 

The virtual event will be on Zoom and Live on the Congressman’s Facebook page.

 

In the aftermath of the horrific shootings last week of eight people – six of whom were Asian-American women –  the event will serve as a community conversation around the discrimination and rise in violence against the Asian-America Pacific Islander (AAPI) community here in Georgia and around the nation, organizers said. The event will bring community awareness to the scope of the problem within the district, state and nation and will show community solidarity with our AAPI sisters and brothers, district officials said in a news release.

 

WHO: Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04); Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27); Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06); Dean Lawrence Carter, Morehouse Chaplain; Sheikh Rahman, Georgia State Senator; Leng Leng Chancey, Executive Director 9-to-5; LaVita Tuff, Policy Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta; Bianca Jyotishi, Georgia Organizing Manager at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF); Victoria Huynh, Vice President at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services; Ben Ku, Gwinnett Co. Commissioner; Keybo Taylor, Gwinnett Sheriff.

 

WHAT: Virtual Conversation on Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans (AAPI);

WHEN: Saturday, March 27, 10 AM-noon;

WHERE: To register: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_zqR24LNhSJWMrK3CEY4j3w or watch on Congressman Johnson’s Face page:https://www.facebook.com/RepHankJohnson/.

 

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