Producer 1990 Institute Beyond the Conversation Discussion Series
Overview The recent spate of violence against Asian Americans has garnered the attention of the nation and the White House. At this critical juncture, it is imperative to raise awareness and understanding of the situation and to respond appropriately to ensure the safety of those in Asian American communities. 1990 Institute brought together highly respected leaders from the Asian and Black communities to lend perspective and present solutions on how to improve community public safety while underscoring the necessity for allyship among all our communities.
Keywords Asian Americans, Black Americans, Public Safety, Allyship, Racism, Violence Against Asian Americans, Communities
Event Date March 4, 2021

Carl Chan: President of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce

Russell Jeung – Chair and Professor in the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University; Co-Founder of Stop AAPI Hate

Vincent Pan – Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)

Lateefah Simon: President of the Akonadi Foundation; Board President of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Momo Chang (Moderator): Journalist, Oakland Voices, Alumni Coordinator

Note: Cynthia Choi, Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and Co-Founder of Stop AAPI Hate, was originally scheduled to participate in the panel discussion.  She was called away to a meeting at the White House regarding anti-Asian hate. We are grateful that Vincent Pan, her Co-Executive Director at CAA, was able to join us and share his perspective.

Reference Materials

Highlights – Key take aways of the webinar

1990 Beyond Headlines: Protecting Asian American During Violent Times Webinar Information – information about the panelists and a list of organizations for you to get involved in

Carl Chan Presentation 03.04.2021 – short deck about public safety programs initiated by the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce 

Professor Russell Jeung Presentation 03.04.2021

Chang, M and BondGraham, D (2021). “Crime, race, safety: what’s really happening in Oakland Chinatown?” Oakland Voices, February 12, 2021 (Accessed March 9, 2021)




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