Anti-Asian Violence panel organized by Ph.D. student christina ong, video available

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asians and Asian Americans have been scapegoated as bringing and carrying disease across the country. This rhetoric is not new.

In a timely and critical panel, local and national Asian American activists talked about how Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities are combatting targeted hate violence, how to be in solidarity with victims of racism & xenophobia, and what forms of justice our communities are fighting for. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Global Hub, and the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh and was originally held on March 15, 2021.

Moderator: christina ong Project Manager, The AAPI COVID-19 Project PhD Student, Dept. of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Panelists: Randy Duque Acting Executive Director Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) Sam Huynh Events Coordinator, Pitt AQUARIUS Judy Suh Volunteer, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Pittsburgh Chapter Tiffany Diane Tso Cofounder, Asian American Feminist Collective

See a video of the discussion on the UCIS channel: or on the Global Hub website: