The Yellow Peril: Then and Now
Thursday, October 29 5:30 MDT (via Zoom)
DU Advancement is hosting a program tomorrow evening titled The “Yellow Peril”: Then and Now with Dr. Jason Chang.
Asian Americans are a thread of the greater fabric of the United States, with diverse roots traced to more than 20 countries in Asia. The fastest-growing population in the U.S., Asian Americans, as well as Asian immigrants and refugees, contribute unique histories, cultures and languages to our nation’s past, present and future.
Despite persistent discrimination, the Asian community in the U.S. perseveres. During COVID-19, we have seen heightened xenophobia and anti-Asian discrimination in the U.S., with more than 2,000 hate incidents against Asians reported. The current racism mirrors the so-called “Yellow Peril,” a late 19th and early 20th century racist color metaphor that mispresented the Asian population as an existential danger to the Western world. As the pandemic is a global public health crisis, racism continues to be as well.
Please join this virtual panel with Jason Oliver Chang, Ph.D., in discussing how the “Yellow Peril” has evolved throughout history and has been exacerbated during COVID-19. Applying a public health lens to our conversation, we will also provide resources on bystander intervention and reporting tools for racist incidents on DU’s campus and beyond. Interim Vice Chancellor of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tom Romero will kick off our event and welcome our guests.
To register, please click here.
APABA is committed to serving the Asian Pacific American community of Colorado, and as such, we will be offering a FREE, Virtual Legal Hotline to provide legal resources to the community via email.
From our conversations with the APA business community, there is a need for resources in the areas of landlord/tenant issues, business operation questions (including compliance with local/state guidelines), labor/employment issues, and questions about the CARES Act.
In order to provide this resource, we need your help. We need volunteers to:
Participants will receive questions from the community via email and will have resources available in our cloud database to help answer questions.
Please fill out the form below to tell us about your availability and your area of expertise: https://forms.gle/Gewic9Xs6UAYdSGX6
If you know of someone in the community with a legal question or needs assistance, please share this link with them to get their questions to us: https://forms.gle/1EerW3RLstzvuppm7
We are working on creating a flyer about the virtual legal hotline in a number of Asian languages to share with the community.
APABA BANQUET POSTPONED
Following the local, state, and CDC guidelines on large events and mass gatherings, APABA Colorado is postponing our Annual Banquet currently scheduled for April 17, 2020. We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 spread and community gathering guidelines and will announce a rescheduled date when circumstances allow.
If you have purchased tickets or tables to this year’s banquet, your purchased tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled banquet date. If you would like a refund at this time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with the name of the purchaser and amount. We appreciate your interest and support of the banquet and the APABA community.