In addition to hundreds of thousands of deaths and many more living with the memories of those they lost, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated many societal ills. In the United States, and other places around the world, one such societal ill has been the increased hatred and vitriol directed at those of Asian descent/heritage - commonly acronymized in the United States as AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islander).
In this Salon, we seek to start the conversation about shifting the national narrative from #aapihate to #aapirise by showcasing members of the AAPI community, and allies, that wish to share their lived experience by raising their voices together.
This will be the beginning of a journey to "create shared reality" around the world that AAPI community members find themselves in, and where we all can come together to be the supportive allies that the community needs.
This event is taking place on Thursday, June 24th between:
- 9 - 10am PDT
- Noon – 1 pm EDT
- 5 – 6 pm BST
To access the log-in details to join this free event, please register in advance. Zoom information will be shared 48 hours, 2 hours, and 10 minutes prior to the event start time.
RSA US Virtual Salons occur on the fourth Thursday of each month; they aim to create open dialogue and a space for RSA US Fellows to connect across geography over the issues of our times. Join a Salon to get to know other RSA US Fellows and our interests, passions, and perspectives. Salons are supported through the moderation of a volunteer to ensure that a diversity of voices are heard. We invite all Fellows to join this discussion to deepen the ways we can connect with each other across the country!