Combatting Anti-Asian Violence Amidst COVID-19: Perspectives from Local and National APIA Organizers

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 this timely and critical panel, hear from local and national Asian American activists 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 originally took place on March 15, 2021.

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


  • 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