On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 United Chinese Americans (UCA) President Haipei Shue served as a panelist on the multiracial event “Civic Leadership Forum: Different Culture, Common Ground, A Culture Dialogue Between Communities.”
The flyer image for the virtual December 7, 2021 event “Civic Leadership Forum: Different Culture, Common Ground, A Culture Dialogue Between Communities.”
Hate crimes against Asian Americans have been steadily increasing during the pandemic. The conversation of the event focused on this anti-Asian hate and racism and how some news and internet contents might cause misunderstanding and exacerbated poor relationships between Asian American communities and African American, or Black, communities.
The dialogue honed in on the following touch points:
- How we got to this critical point of hate and racism.
- How we can end the madness.
- What’s been done so far.
- How we can rebuild trust and live in unity.
Guest speakers included Chairman of Civic Leadership USA Sandy Chau, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco London Breed, California Assembly Member Alex Lee, Associate Professor of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan Stephen Ward, and Chairman at Kenson Ventures LLC Ken Fong. Other panelists included the San Francisco Planning Department and Commission’s Gerald Green, President of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Carl Chan, Council Member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center Kim Sherobbi, President of the American Society of Engineers (ASEI) and SVP, SpringML Piyush Malik, and Managing Director at Anderson and Associates Alex Anderson.
The event was virtual and held by Ding Ding TV, a Silicon Valley media company.