Addressing COVID-19 Hate Speech Targeted at Asian People

San Francisco Interfaith Council
Online Briefing for Faith Leaders:
“Addressing COVID-19 Hate Speech Targeted at Asian People”
May 21, 2020

On May 21, the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC), in collaboration with the SF Department of Emergency Management’s (DEM) Community Branch, hosted the seventh in a weekly series of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response briefings for faith leaders. Today’s briefing featured Chinese for Affirmative Action Co-Executive Director Cynthia Choi who addressed the issue of “COVID-19” hate speech targeted at Asian people both globally and here in our region.

The briefing may be viewed in its entirety by clicking the link below:

Rev. Deborah Lee speaking at May 21, 2020 interfaith briefing

Also participating were Zoom Briefing Moderator/SFIC Executive Director Michael Pappas, SFIC Board Secretary Nancy Nielsen, Buddhist Church of San Francisco Minister Assistant Rev. Elaine Donlin, Islamic Networks Group (ING) Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi, Jewish Community Relations Council Executive Director Tyler Gregory, and Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity Executive Director Rev. Deborah Lee [introduced at 52:00]. Special appreciation is extended to the DEM technology team, comprised of Community Branch Coordinator John McKnight and Engagement Leads Krysten Laine, Russell Allen, Kelly Gaherty, Karen Nemsick, and Sharon Walton.

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