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AANHPI Heritage Month: Anti-Asian Sentiment, Its History, Trauma, and Healing (A Virtual Justice Series)

May 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

San Francisco officials received 60 reports of hate crimes against AAPI people in the city during 2021, more than a 500% increase compared to the nine incidents reported in 2020. Between March 2020 and March 31, 2022, the group Stop AAPI Hate recorded nearly 11,500 reports of hate incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) persons across the U.S.

Currently, Anti-Asian incidents are reportedly down across the country, but the trauma and reality of it remains today.

Join the Center for Social Justice for in-depth discussion with those in the forefront of what is occurring, its history and how it’s shared with other communities of color, its trauma and how to heal.

Host: Tri Nguyen, Director of Marketing Communications, GLIDE.
 He is a Chinese-Vietnamese American. He immigrated to the US when he was 7 years old with his parents. He grew up in the Bay Area and earned his BA and MS from University of San Francisco. Over the last 15 years, he has been in the communication role for higher ed, healthcare, and the latest in non-profit.

Our panelists include:

Nick Gee (he/him) is a descendant of paper sons, native Texan, and stage production enthusiast. Currently, he leads as an Advocacy Manager with Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), a civil rights-based organization in San Francisco’s Chinatown. CAA, AAPI Equity Alliance and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University are co-founding partners of the national coalition: Stop AAPI Hate. As an advocate he develops campaigns to address key policy issues on language access, voting rights, and ending anti-Asian hate and discrimination.

Faauuga Moliga-Puletasi, Elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
Faauuga serves as Vice President of the San Francisco School Board. He earned a master’s in social work from San Jose State University with a concentration on mental health and social justice. Faauuga founded an organization to support Pacific Islander students titled TOUCH that focuses on providing PI students and at-risk youth from all marginalized communities with the resources to thrive. He also led the creation of Puma Prevent to address consent amongst male student athletes. Currently Faauuga is a Clinical Social Worker with Comprehensive Crisis Services Public Health Department.

Gaynorann Siataga
Gaynorann is a Pacific Islander of mixed descent who was born and raised in San Francisco, California, a Mission, and Bayview District native. She received her credentials in Administration of Justice, named valedictorian, and graduated with honors as a Medical Specialist in IT in Sacramento, California. She gained experience in politics beginning at the age of 14, having worked for three former San Francisco mayors, including Art Agnos, Mayor Frank Jordan, and Willie Brown, Jr. Gaynorann has served on the Victim Services Board and Crime Survivor Boards, and currently serves on several city boards addressing the housing crisis, gentrification, violence, education and wellness.

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May 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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