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Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Asian Allyship: How to Get Involved, Stay Involved, and Educate Others About Racial and Social Injustice

Thursday, July 22, 2021
01:30 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 02:30 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)


Please join the IADC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for a panel discussion.


Join the IADC at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, July 22, 2021 for a continuation of our previous diversity and inclusion discussion focusing on identifying ways each of us can become more than allies in the fight for racial equality and social justice. Since the COVID-19 pandemic devastated this country, there have been more than 4,000 self-reported anti-Asian hate incidents with many of them being very public and very violent. This new wave of hate crimes, however, is not exactly new. The US has a long history of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans beginning with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the first major US law restricting immigration. Despite the many efforts by our government and private companies to dispel the disinformation about the pandemic, many Americans still blame the spread of COVID-19 on Asian Americans. This discussion is aimed to provide insight on the increase in public hate crimes against our Asian American colleagues and how it has affected their lives and lives of their families in our business and legal communities. Our panelists will share personal stories and concrete action items that will include steps you can take to educate yourself on the impact of social intolerance, cultivate more accepting, welcoming social spaces for Asian Americans and their families, and end social inequality.

SPEAKERS:
Katie S. Phang, Phang & Feldman, Miami, Florida USA
Chris S. Egner, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina USA

For Zoom meeting details, click here. (please note this document is password protected; you must be logged into the IADC website to view) 

If you would like this Zoom meeting as a calendar appointment, please see the document above.

 
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