On March 4, ABC News Live presented a one-hour primetime streaming news special “Stop the Hate: The Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans.”
Anchored by ABC News’ Juju Chang and Eva Pilgrim, the special featured reporting from Correspondent Zohreen Shah, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco’s Dion Lim, ABC7/WABC-TV New York’s CeFaan Kim and 6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia’s Nydia Han and interviews with actress Olivia Munn, actor Daniel Dae Kim and Congresswoman Grace Meng.
The one-hour special traced the events that have led to anti-Asian violence, spotlights stories of victims and the process of prosecuting the hate crimes, explores why America is paying attention now and profiles the new activism emerging in the AAPI community.
Experts Nikita Chaudry and Doris Chang explained and give context to the varied nature of Asian cultures and what the violence and racism is doing to AAPI communities, respectively.
Movement Hub is a collection of over 40 AAPI organizations who are working to combat anti-Asian violence – find your local organization on their interactive map.Visit MovementHub.org to get involved.
The Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center tracks and responds to incidents of violence – of all kinds – against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Visit StopAAPIHate.org/ActNow to get involved.