May 30: AAJA-LA Virtual Town Hall: Anti-Asian Bias & COVID-19 with Tzi Ma, George Takei, Assemblyman David Chiu, Professor Russell Jeung, Terry S. Gock, Ariel Tan, Dion Lim and David Ono

AAJA-LA is presenting a virtual Town Hall on the rising bias and harassment against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic on
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10am PT/1pm ET. Click here to RSVP.

ABC7’s longtime evening news anchor David Ono moderates the panel which includes George Takei, legendary actor Tzi Ma, California State Assemblyman David Chiu, Professor Russell Jeung, Terry S. Gock, Ariel Tan, and Dion Lin, Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor and reporter at ABC7/KGO-TV.

Panelists Include:
Tzi Ma has blazed new trails for the representation of Asian Americans in Hollywood. Celebrated for his uncanny versatility, his body of work encompasses virtually every genre across film, television and theater.
George Takei is a social justice activist, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, New York Times bestselling author, and pioneering actor whose career has spanned six decades.
California State Assemblyman David Chiu represents eastern San Francisco in the 17th Assembly District.
Russell Jeung is a professor and chair of the Asian American Studies Dept. at San Francisco State University.
Terry S. Gock, is the director of the Asian Pacific Family Center (APFC) in Los Angeles.
Ariel Tan is a graduate nurse based in Philadelphia who is one of many Asian American health professionals on the frontlines battling both COVID-19 and racist attacks against them since the pandemic began.
Dion Lim is an Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor and reporter at ABC7/KGO-TV in San Francisco and author of Make Your Moment: The Savvy Woman’s Communication Playbook to Getting The Success You Want (McGraw-Hill).
MODERATOR:
David Ono is the long time evening anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News. An intrepid journalist and filmmaker, David has traveled the world, covering some of the biggest stories of our day. He’s received 24 Emmy awards and 8 Edward R Murrows.

 

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