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Live with The 19th

The AAPI Perspective on the Pandemic, Racism and Violence

Originally aired on May 26, 2021
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The rise of anti-AAPI violence across the nation has been harrowing — and its impact on women and the LGBTQ+ community outsized. Join U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng of Queens, New York and author and anti-racist consultant Kim Tran to learn the history behind harassment targeting Asian Americans and discuss community-level and policy solutions for curtailing it. This conversation will be moderated by 19th general assignment reporter Mariel Padilla and feature a special performance of “Gold” by Ella Jay Basco and Ruby Ibarra.

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A photo of Sen. Mazie Hirono
Mazie Hirono
U.S. Senator, D-Hawai’i
Photo of Rep. Grace Meng
Grace Meng
U.S. Representative, D-New York
Photo of Mariel Padilla
Mariel Padilla
General Assignment Reporter, The 19th
Photo of Kim Tran
Kim Tran
Anti-racist Author, Consultant
Ella Jay Basco and Ruby Ibarra
Actress and Singer Rapper and Spoken Word Artist