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For Asian Americans, celebration, challenges and action

Equal Time, Ep. 30

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., is joined by other House Democrats for a news conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 about the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., is joined by other House Democrats for a news conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 about the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)

May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, has special significance in 2022, as both an acknowledgment of contributions and a reminder of a resurgence of xenophobic rhetoric and violence. Civil rights groups, academia and businesses have responded with action, education and activism, part of a “Stop AAPI Hate” coalition.

Mary C. Curtis speaks about the past, the present and future solutions with Anne Lee Benedict, active with MCCA — a national organization dedicated to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity in the legal profession — and Joanne L. Rondilla, an assistant professor of sociology and interdisciplinary studies and Asian American studies at San José State University.

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