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United Against Hate: A Day of Solidarity – Fighting Back Against Anti-Asian Racism
May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
PEN America and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, alongside members of the global literary community, are holding a virtual day of solidarity in support of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities that have been targeted by rising hate and racism during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual day of solidarity will feature a schedule of free educational and public activities to celebrate and engage a wide range of Asian and Asian American voices and to teach about anti-Asian racism and speaking out against hate.
ANTI-ASIAN RACISM & COVID-19: A TEACH-IN
Panelists: Floyd Cheung, Pawan Dhingra, Jennifer Ho and Kathleen Yep
Moderator: Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf
AAWW LIT LUNCH
Moderator: Huiying B. Chan
COUNTER-SPEECH: SPEAKING OUT TO FIGHT HATE
Panelists: Ishmael Beah, Nadine Strossen and Helen Zia
Moderator: Jonathan Friedman
POETRY IN PROTEST: A SOLIDARITY READING
Performers: George Abraham, Kazim Ali, Regie Cabico, Marilyn Chin, Staceyann Chin, Tarfia Faizullah, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Jenny Xie, Monica Youn and more
Host: Jafreen Uddin