Bank of America Women's Leadership Series: Building Solidarity

  • Presented By: Asia Society Texas Center
  • Dates: October 8, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Admission: Free
  • Free Admission: Yes

The Black Lives Matter that erupted following the death of George Floyd has forced our nation to confront systemic racial biases and effect immediate change. The U.S. also has a complicated history of anti-Asian discrimination, which includes the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 and the Japanese Internment Act of 1942.

The dynamic of Asian and Black American communities in history is often overlooked. The Asian American movement and many of its grassroots organizations were inspired by the Black liberation movement. Often, Asian American women have been at the forefront of building coalitions for civil rights across racial lines.

Solidarity, support, and strength between all communities are imperative to move the U.S. forward in the right direction. Join #AsiaSocietyTX for this virtual Bank of America Women's Leadership Series program as inspirational women leaders explore the depth of Black and Asian American experiences, discuss how to overcome racial conflict between communities, and share their hopes for cross-racial understanding and collaboration to build a just and equitable future together.

• Ruth J. Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University
Helen Zia Author, activist, author, and former journalist

MODERATOR: Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline

Registration is required for this free, online-only program. The event will begin 6:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, October 8. We welcome audience questions for the speakers.

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