On August 12, Young China Watchers San Francisco hosted a special event featuring Asian American thought leaders Cynthia Choi and Russell Jeung, co-leaders of Stop AAPI Hate, a project to document racist attacks and other acts of Covid-19 related discrimination.
About Cynthia Choi
Cynthia is the Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), a 50-year-old community based civil rights organization committed to protecting the dignity and fair treatment of all immigrants. Prior to CAA, she led initiatives at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) focused on leveraging strategic opportunities to advance social justice issues and philanthropic investments. Cynthia has led local, state and national community based organizations working on a range of issues from reproductive justice, gender violence, immigrant/refugee rights and environmental justice issues.
About Dr. Russell Jeung
Dr. Jeung is the chair and a professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the author of books, including Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans and At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus Among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors. Just this year, Dr. Jeung launched Stop AAPI Hate, a project of Chinese for Affirmative Action, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, and SF State Asian American Studies. This project tracks Covid-19 related discrimination in order to develop community resources and policy interventions to fight racism.