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Hate Crime Forum Kicks-Off in Los Angeles: The Washington D.C. Forum

Date(s) - 19/05/2022
11:00 am - 11:59 am

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Global recognition program Asian Hall of Fame presents its annual policy forum on Thursdays during AAPI Heritage Month with an emphasis on hate crimes against Asians.

Last week, the series began in California as policy leaders discussed the trends, severity and causes of hate incidences in Asian communities. Panelists also informed Asian Hall of Fame’s proposed Make Hate Crime A Crime campaign that would help expedite hate crime reporting. The Los Angeles Forum can be viewed on the Asian Hall of Fame YouTube channel.

Panelists were Deputy Chief of Police Blake Chow of the Los Angeles Police Department, Commissioner Eileen Decker and Vice President of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners who is also a former U.S. Attorney, and Director Cat Nou of CARE from the Office of Attorney General Rob Bonta and California Department of Justice. The Forum was moderated by Maki Hsieh, President & CEO, Asian Hall of Fame and CEO, Robert Chinn Foundation.

The Washington D.C. Forum will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. PT with 2-star U.S. Army Major General Antonio Taguba and U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Thomas Hobbs.

Seattle leaders on Thursday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. PT include Senator Manka Dhingra, Chief of Police Adrian Diaz of the Seattle Police Department, Executive Director Brandy Grant of Seattle Community Police Commissioners, and Prosecuting Attorney Yessenia Manzo, Hate Crimes Co-lead, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Forums are free on the Asian Hall of Fame home page.

The annual policy forum was conceived and organized by Rostom Sarkissian, Vice President of Institutional Development. The virtual series is made possible by season presenter Robert Chinn Foundation.

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