Apr 6, 2021
Episode 12, The Big Secret: Racism Against Asian Americans
In this episode of Justice in Motion we discuss the stories behind told surrounding the recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia.
As part of its recent event celebrating Communities Against Hate, Social Justice Film Institute Executive Director Aurora Martin invited Advisory Council members Vivian Hua, Glenn Morey and Andy Chan to discuss their experiences as AAPI storytellers and their vision for how film – particularly who is in front of and behind the camera – can bear witness and elevate voices for equity and justice.
Words matter. The stories and images that are projected into the public have real life consequences in who is seen, heard, and valued.
We mourn the people murdered in the Georgia mass shooting. Most of those targeted were women of Asian descent. All were people with stories, dreams, lives, and family. They had so much more life to experience with their loved ones, beyond the headlines we are left with: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue.
This tragic loss did not occur in isolation. It is the result of patterns of hate with an extensive history, which people within Asian American communities have been reporting for a long time. It will take every one of us to unravel these patterns.
Please speak up. Don't be silent. And listen to people who are hurting right now, especially women of Asian descent.
Thank you for listening. The full video of this panel discussion is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GC27lJEtfM
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