With attacks on Asian and Asian Americans increasing across the country, the Levine Center to End Hate was proud to partner with Monroe Community College’s Department of Global Education & International Services to present a three-part series exploring the Asian and Asian American communities of Greater Rochester, the history of racism and xenophobia aimed at Asian and Asian Americans in our country, and ways we can work together to support our Asian and Asian American neighbors.
Why This Wave of Anti-Asian Racism Feels Different by Morgan Ome | Atlantic 03.17.21
The Atlanta Shootings Fit Into a Long Legacy of Anti-Asian Violence in America by Cady Lang | Time 03.19.21
The History of Tensions—and Solidarity—between Black and Asian American Communities Explained by Jerusalem Demsas and Rachel Ramirez | Vox 03.16.21
Asian Americans PBS LearningMedia Collection WXXI Education
MARCH 21, 2021
Asian in Rochester
Our introductory session examined the diversity of Asian and Asian American communities in Greater Rochester, and the impacts of racism and xenophobia historically and more recently with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pilapa Esara Carroll
Natasha Chen Christensen
APRIL 11, 2021
Asian in Perspective
Three Asian Americans from different sectors of Greater Rochester come together to talk about common misperceptions of Asian Americans and the negative effect they have on the Asian American community.
Asian in Action
Local Asian American change-makers round out the final session of our series. Their activism on behalf of refugees, the LGBTQ+ community, and others breaks down divisions that can become a source of hate.