On April 16th, 2020, more than 100 community and business leaders joined the latest installment of the CGCC E-Connects Series – a webinar titled “How to Protect Asian Businesses and Communities from Discrimination and Hate during COVID-19”.
The webinar convened a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the data and causes behind the prejudice, aggression and hate crimes against Asian communities and businesses in the U.S. since the outbreak of the coronavirus, as well as resources for protection and aid. The panelists answered questions from different audience members tuning in from all across the U.S., covering topics ranging from political discourse, interaction with law enforcement, and the responsibility of schools and educators to stand up against the hate.
The panel included Dr. Russell Jeung, Chair and Professor of Asian American Studies at SF State University, Officer Se Chao of the Port Authority Police Department and the President of PAPD Asian Jade Society, Karen R. King, Counsel at Paul, Weiss and Vice-Chair of the Pro-Bono Committee for the Asian American Bar Association of New York and Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State of Maryland.
CGCC extends great appreciation to all the panelists and participants. We also extend special thanks to CGCC Vice-Chairman Xu Tan and the CGCC-D.C. team for successfully leading this webinar.
Click HERE to view more resources regarding Discrimination & Hate Crimes during COVID-19.
Click HERE to view the webinar recording.
Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. Its membership consists of more than 1,500 Chinese and U.S. companies, 54 of which are ranked on the 2019 Fortune Global 500. CGCC’s mission is to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities. CGCC conducts extensive research and provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to its members and key stakeholders in an effort to foster the mutual understanding, trust, and engagement between China and the U.S. As of 2019, CGCC’s Chinese member companies have cumulatively invested over $123 billion, employ more than 220,000 people, and support over one million jobs throughout the United States.
CGCC is a national organization and includes CGCC-New York (CGCCUSA-HQ), CGCC-Chicago, CGCC-Houston, CGCC-Los Angeles, CGCC-San Francisco, and CGCC-Washington D.C.