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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.

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“Associating Chinese or Asian Americans with the Chinese government is a way of denying that they actually live in the United States. These kind of stereotypes are not only discriminatory but they lead to these ideas of who does or does not 'belong' to the United States and what do Americans look like. That pathway takes us toward white supremacy.

 

— Pilapa Esara Carroll 

Asian in Rochester

Asian in Rochester

SESSION ONE

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 Caroll

Pilapa Esara Carroll 

Natasha Chen Christensen
Christina Lee

Natasha Chen Christensen

Christina Lee

Asians in Perspective

SESSION TWO

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.

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Hannah PK

Smriti Jacob

Frank Keophetlasy

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Samiha Islam

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.

Joshua Wu

Joshua Wu

Jeremy Tjhung

Jeremy Tjhung

Soe Win

 Soe Win

Tiana Stephens

Tiana Stephens

SESSION THREE

MAY 2, 2021

Asian in Action
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