Sponsors Asian American Advancing Justice – Asian American Justice Center  (AAAJ – AAJC); APA Justice Task Force; Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA); Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School; United Chinese Americans (UCA)
Participants Judy Chu, Karen Korematsu, Becky Monroe, Leslie Wong, Faiza Patel
Summary In this webinar, the speakers highlight how civil society has reacted to past acts of anti-Asian discrimination in order to inform how current organizers can more effectively challenge the “China Initiative.” The speakers also discuss the importance of supporting scientists, researchers, and students currently impacted by this latest wave of xenophobia and how to achieve this support through policy reform. 
Excerpt “I’ve heard from so many individuals who are afraid of pursuing a career in science or academia because they fear being falsely accused of spying and being racially profiled simply because they are Chinese” – Congresswoman Judy Chu
Curator Notes  This is the third webinar in a four-part series tackling the human and scientific costs of the “China Initiative.” The “China Initiative” is an effort by the U.S. Department of Justice to counter Chinese national security threats and to protect U.S. trade secrets and technology. Under this initiative, the DOJ has pursued enforcement actions against Chinese companies and individual researchers and scientists with ties to China.
Publish Date February 27, 2021
Source URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bG7Ck67ypY&ab_channel=APAJustice
Series URL https://www.apapa.org/chinainitiative/
Speaker Bios Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CACUS); Panelist: Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute; Becky Monroe, Director of Fighting Hate and Bias program, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Leslie Wong, President Emeritus, San Francisco State University; Moderator: Faiza Patel, Director of Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice, NY University Law School


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